American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Pocket billiards played with 15 red balls and 6 balls of other colors.
- v. Slang To lead (another) into a situation in which all possible choices are undesirable; trap.
- v. Slang To fool; dupe: "Snookered by a lot of malarkey about drilling costs, a Texas jury ... added $3 billion of punitive damages” ( New Republic).
- v. To leave one's opponent in the game of snooker unable to take a direct shot without striking a ball out of the required order.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A game played with balls on a billiard table.
- n. A cue sport, popular in the UK and other Commonwealth of Nations countries.
- v. To play snooker.
- v. To fool or bamboozle.
- v. snooker, pool To place the cue ball in such a position that the opponent cannot directly hit his/her required ball with it.
- v. To become or cause to become inebriated.
- v. leave one's opponent unable to take a direct shot
- v. fool or dupe
- n. a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ball
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The real fascination in snooker is watching one of the top players pot and position themselves, time and again.”
“He’s close to being right too, except that the magic in snooker is all to do with the magic of the rolling ball.”
“But then he’s also tell you that snooker is all about tidying up.”
“In the 19th century, a snooker was a newly joined and easily fooled British cadet; the name was applied to this form of pool in 1875 by subalterns in India.”
“Cancer-ravaged Alex Higgins - dubbed snooker's 'People's Champion' - was found dead and alone in bed at his humble flat yesterday.”
“It has been described as snooker's equivalent of Twenty20.”
“It has been described as snooker's version of Twenty/20 cricket.”
“The building is presently classified as a snooker hall but is being used as a mosque, which would continue if the new plans went ahead.”
“Prisoners locked up in the "snooker" are allowed to go to the toilet only once a day.”
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