Definition of combination shot

This is when you aim at one particular object ball that is not meant to go in the pocket, but is instead meant to contact another object ball which will continue the combination process or be pocketed.

24 Random Essential Billiards Terms

This is a blemish added to the table in order to help execute a shot; these marks are not allowed and result in a foul.
This is when you win a game of one pocket on your opponents break.
Same as duck. Derives from an easily shot ball "hanging" in the pocket.
A natural is an easy shot requiring no side spin. A shot is said to be natural if it does not require adjustments, such as a cut angle, side spin, or unusual force. A natural bank shot, for example, is one in which simply shooting straight into the object ball at medium speed and with no spin will send the object ball directly into the target pocket on the other side of the table.
Balls remain unmoved after a player's shot.
Chiefly British: bank shot played up and down the longer length of the table off a short rail and into a corner pocket, as opposed to the more common bank across the short length into a center pocket or corner.
This is another name for One Pocket pool.
Random method for pairing of opponents when setting up a bracket system for a tournament.
This is a version of double elimination tournament play that splits the field of competitors into two brackets that come together for a single elimination championship game.
The European Pocket Billard Federation is the European governing body for pocket billiards. EPBF is also one of the member organization of the WPA (World Pool Billard Association)
A pocket; usually used in disgust when describing a scratch (e.g., "the cue ball's gone down the sewer").
This technique works to keep your shot aligned by eyeing your shot above the table, and then locking your chin into position as you lower down to take your shot.
Describes lucky or unlucky "rolls" of the cue ball; "I had good rolls all night; "that was a bad roll." However, when said without an adjective ascribing good or bad characteristics to it, "roll" usually refers to a positive outcome such as in "he got a roll".
The roll: same as the lag.
This can be a shot where the best option for you is to sink a ball in you opponents pocket in the game of one pocket. This can also refer to the act of offering an opponent a ball adjustment to even the playing field.
The cue ball's position after a shot. "Good" or "bad" in reference to a leave describe respectively and advantageous or disadvantageous position for the next shot, or to leave an incoming opponent safe.
This is a player who has the ability to make difficult shots in one pocket, because they are likely proficient at other pool games first.
The object ball involved in a key shot.
This is the final object ball you need to pocket in order to win a game of one pocket.
To reach a certain position in a tournament. "I placed 17th." "She will probably place in the money this time."
When the cue ball is tucked behind the corner of a pocket, therefore not allowing a direct shot at the object ball.
A defensive action taken when a player either has no "makeable" or "high percentage" shot or chooses to leave his opponent in a difficult situation. It is a legal shot and is not considered to be dirty pool. A safety must still conform with the rule concerning hitting the correct ball first and striking a rail afterwards. If a correct ball is accidentally pocketed while playing safe, the shooter must continue to shoot.
Slang for a mechanical bridge.
This is the raised portion on the side of the table; the cushions are essentially rubber bumpers covered in the table cloth.
This is an imaginary player that you can attempt to run a rack against when playing a practice or training game.