Definition of billiard shot

In certain carom billiards games, any shot in which the cue ball is sucessfully caromed off an object ball to strike another object ball (with or without contacting cushions in the interim) is a considered a billiards shot.

24 Random Essential Billiards Terms

A short, jabbed draw stroke usually employed so as to not commit a foul (i.e. due to following through to a double hit) when the cue ball is very near to the target object ball.
A bank shot that follows a Z shaped pattern as it bounces off of two rails.
The rules played in a particular venue not necessarily in comportment with official rules, or with common local bar pool custom.
When you have completed a shot by pocketing a ball into a pocket.
See two-shot carry.
A set practice routine.
In British terminology, a bank shot.
Refers to a person gambling when he has no money. As in, "That jerk can't pay up, he was shooting air barrels the whole time".
A type of nurse shot used in English billiards in which two coloured balls are positioned on either side of the mouth of a snooker table pocket but not touching and, thus placed, can be successively contacted and scored off over and over by the cue ball without moving them.
In snooker, to leave the cue ball ball on the spot of a colour ball after potting it. This is usually performed where re-spotting of the colour ball would cause positional problems for the player, such as blocking available pots on one or more red balls.
The angle from which a ball rebounds from a rail, as measured from the perpendicular to the rail.
Chiefly American: The short rail at the head of the table. Traditionally this is the rail on which the table manufacturer's logo appears. Compare bottom rail, baulk rail; contrast foot rail.
The forward rotation of the cue ball that results from a follow shot. Also known as top spin or top, follow is applied to the cue ball by hitting it above its equator, causing it to spin more rapidly in the direction of travel than it would simply by rolling on the cloth from a center-ball hit. Follow speeds the cue ball up, and widens both the carom angle after contact with an object ball, and angle of reflection off a cushion.
The International Pool Tour is a professional sports tour created in 2005 by Kevin Trudeau and hosted by Rebecca Grant. It aims to elevate pool (pocket billiards) to the level of other modern sports.
(Jack and Jill) Mixed doubles match (each team has one male and one female).
In three cushion billiards, the most standard shot where the third ball is advantageously placed in a corner.
Toward the foot of the table.
This is a handicapping method where one player gets the break, and is allowed to choose any ball afterwards to put in their pocket.
To "give someone weight" is to give them a handicap so the game is more even in skill level. If one player is significantly better than the other in a game, then you can add some weight, more or less balls for someone, to even the difficulty load between each player.
Same as gutter table. A table with a ball return system, as opposed to a drop pocket table.
Chiefly American: The cushion on the foot rail. Compare top cushion; contrast head cushion.
To bungle a shot in a manner that leaves the table in such a fortuitous position for the opponent that there is a strong likelihood of losing the game or match. Contrast sell out.
Hitting the object ball with not enough of a cut angle; hitting the object ball too full or "fat". It is a well-known maxim that overcutting is preferable to undercutting.
The pocket chosen to house the selected ball in your called shot.
When the object ball lies behind another ball which makes it impossible to be struck by the cue with a direct hit.