Definition of cheese

Nickname for the nine ball, usually only used when playing the game 9-Ball.

24 Random Essential Billiards Terms

Slang for a mechanical bridge.
This is English that turns into reverse English after contact with the object ball. This will close up the angle on a bank.
Any system for banking or kicking balls multiple rails which uses table diamonds as aiming references.
This is to watch a match with such intensity that there is worry, usually because of a wager on the game.
With draw, as in "I shot that low left", meaning "I shot that with draw and with left english". Derives from the fact that one must hit the cue ball below it's equator, i.e. "low" on the ball, to impart draw. Contrast high.
The person who is a provider of all or part of a player's stake (money) for a gambling session in which one is not a player.
A player's (or doubles team's) turn at the table, usually ending with a failure to score a point or to pocket a ball, depending on the game, a foul, a safety or with a win. In some games, such as five-pins and killer, a player's inning is always limited to one shot, regardless of the intent and result of the shot. Usually synonymous with visit, except in scotch doubles format. The term is sometimes used to mean both players'/teams' visits combined, e.g. when referring to which inning in which a memorable shot occurred.
Also in the zone. Describes an extended period of functioning in dead stroke ("She's in the zone").
To elevate the back of the cue on a shot.
This describes a shot in snooker where the cue contacts more than one object ball.
"Pocket billiards," or a game in which balls are shot into pockets.
A pool room may refer to an establishment that is the same as a pool hall. A private residence may also have a pool room. That would be a room in a house or a recreation room in an apartment building, hotel or condominium complex that has a room that the main activity is dedicated to playing pool.
Also sidespin, side-spin, side. spin placed on the cue ball when hit with the cue tip to the left or right of the ball's center; usually called english in American usage. See english, in its narrower definition, for details on the effects of side spin.
A shot played slowly and with heavy draw and follow-through so that the cue ball can be struck firmly but with a lot of the pace taken out, allowing more control than just a gentle tap that would travel as far. Also called "Drag Draw".
A common way to keep track of games won when playing for small money is to use a coin that is placed under the rail next to the diamonds on the rail. The center diamond at the head of the table is taken as zero, and each diamond from that is considered to be one game. To go 'around the world' is to beat your opponent so badly that the coin travels all the way around the diamonds on the table.
The pool player who is at the table taking their shot.
When the object balls in straight rail pool are lined up close to each other, but extending out from the cushion, and you choose to bounce off the first object ball at the cushion and then come back to graze the second object ball. This technique can be used to continue scoring points as long as you are efficient with the shot.
Chiefly American: The half of the table in which the object balls are racked (in games in which racked balls are used). This usage is conceptually opposite that in British English, where this end of the table is called the top. Contrast head.
A British term for a pot that requires very fine contact between cue ball and object ball. See also feather.
This is the International Billiards and Snooker Federation. This organization governs non-professional snooker and billiards play all over the world.
This describes a shot where you bank the object ball off of a rail and then sink it in a corner pocket.
A players skill level, ball advantage or match advantage when using a handicapping system.
The horizontal plane directly in the center of the cue ball, which when hit exactly by the cue tip should impart no follow or draw.
This is a special shaped leather or plastic bottle that is used on the table during play in special pocket games.