Definition of cheese the nine

In the game 9 Ball, making the nine ball early with a legal shot, but not on the break.

24 Random Essential Billiards Terms

Also goose neck rest. Same as swan.
A barrel is how much money per game a player is betting. As in, "I have ten barrels at $20 a game".
Successive games won without the opponent getting to the table; a five-pack would be a package of five games.
Random method for pairing of opponents when setting up a bracket system for a tournament.
A British term for a pot that requires very fine contact between cue ball and object ball. See also feather.
Local Bylaws are additional rules, policies, and procedures unique to an area in addition (or subtraction) to established Pool/Billiards/Snooker league rules. They are designed to cover local situations.
This is a tool used to keep your cue tip from mushrooming. This small tool slides over the tip and turns to refine the sides, keeping your tip shaped the way it should be.
See two-shot carry.
A break shot in which the rack (pack) is disturbed as little as possible within the bounds of a legal shot, in order to force the opponent to have to break it up further. A soft break is desirable in some games, such as straight pool, in which breaking is a disadvantage; and forbidden by the open break rules of other games such as nine-ball and eight-ball.
To shoot without taking enough warm-up strokes to properly aim and feel out the stroke and speed to be applied. One-stroking is a common symptom of nervousness and a source of missed shots and failed position.
Same as mechanical bridge; so-called because of its typical shape.
Short for left english (side), i.e. spin imparted to the cue ball by stroking it to the lefthand side of its vertical axis. Contrast right.
This is the white ball in carom games which is separated from the clear ball by a marking (usually a dot or spot).
To sink a ball into a pocket.
This refers to a ball that is positioned close to a rail, offering a shot where the cue must hit the rail and the ball almost simultaneously, this position can also offer a defensive shot where the cue ball can be hidden between that object ball and the rail.
A tight, Spandex glove covering usually most or all of the thumb, index finger and middle finger, worn on the bridge hand as a more convenient and less messy alternative to using hand talc, and for the same purpose: a smooth-gliding stroke.
This is a game played with the same balls and similar scoring methods of carom, but with pockets on the table, and more scoring opportunities awarded when certain balls are sunk in combination.
A soft joint-like plastic or linen base material. It lets the cue whip, putting more English on the cue ball.
The overall competition between two players, two pairs of players or two teams of players, usually consisting of a predetermined number of frames or games (sometimes organized into rounds).
The placement of player(s) automatically in a tournament where some have to qualify, or automatic placement in later rounds.
This is to watch a match with such intensity that there is worry, usually because of a wager on the game.
In snooker, a pot into any of the corner pockets where the cue ball had started in the opposite lengthwise half of the table. In other words, a pot in which the cue ball or object ball crosses an imaginary line joining the middle pockets.
A Carom game with lines drawn to form rectangles that restrict play and reduce the potential for high runs.
A type of rest, with a straight shaft and "x"-shaped head for resting the cue upon.