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.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The other miscue was a postgame commercial segment that went on too long for them to get an interview with Selig explaining the game's ending.
After the play, replays caught Pollard pointing himself indicating that the miscue was his fault.
If your child is reading along and makes what is called a miscue, listen for the sense of the miscue.
When you bathe your genes in an unhealthy environment, like the one created when you eat junk food, your genes "miscue" metabolic actions that can trigger disease.
My view: this kind of miscue is inevitable in the Obama Administration.
It was a costly mistake, the kind of miscue that Brady, in his four Super Bowl appearances, never made in the critical fourth-quarter situation.
Anyway, Fells-Danzer eventually atoned for his initial miscue by scoring two touchdowns.
Missed tackles have been an issue, though Reid said Friday that the results of the plays during which Virginia defenders have missed tackles have amplified the apparent commonality of the miscue.
He finished with 27 stops in a miscue-riddled 4-2 defeat.
Missed tackles were an issue for the Cavaliers all day, and Wallace certainly was not alone in his miscue.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.