from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Games A stroke in billiards that misses or just brushes the ball because of a slip of the cue.
  • n. A mistake.
  • intransitive v. To make a miscue.
  • intransitive v. To miss a stage cue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. In a cue sport, to make an error in hitting the ball with the cue.
  • n. The act of missing one's cue or of responding to a cue intended for another actor.
  • n. A miss of the object one intended to hit.
  • v. To give an incorrect cue.
  • v. to mishit, strike incorrectly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A false stroke with a billiard cue, the cue slipping from the ball struck without impelling it as desired.
  • n. To make a mistake

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In billiards, to make a miscue.
  • In theatrical, to miss one's cue or answer a wrong cue.
  • n. In billiards, an accidental slip of the cue at the moment of making a stroke, causing the tip to glance off the ball instead of striking it fairly as intended.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball
  • n. a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.


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