Definitions for snookerˈsnʊk ər, ˈsnu kər
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snook•erˈsnʊk ər, ˈsnu kər(n.)
a variety of pool played with 15 red balls and 6 balls of other colors, in which a player must shoot one of the red balls into a pocket before shooting at one of the other balls.
(v.t.)Slang. to deceive.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
Origin of snooker:
1885–90; orig. uncert.
a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ball
fool or dupe
"He was snookered by the con-man's smooth talk"
leave one's opponent unable to take a direct shot
A cue sport, popular in the UK and other Commonwealth of Nations countries.
To play snooker.
To fool or bamboozle.
To place the cue ball in such a position that the opponent cannot directly hit his/her required ball with it.
To become or cause to become inebriated.
Snooker is a cue sport that is typically played on a table covered with a green cloth or baize, with pockets situated in each of the four corners and a further two, commonly referred to as the middle, or side pockets, that sit in the middle of each of the long side cushions. The cloth on a snooker table has a directional nap running from the balk end of the table towards the end with the spot. This affects how a ball rolls depending on which direction it is hit or shot. A regular table is 12 × 6 ft. It is played using a cue and 22 snooker balls: one white cue ball, 15 red balls worth one point each, and six balls of different colours: yellow, green, brown, blue, pink and black. A player wins a frame of snooker by scoring more points than the opponent, using the cue ball to pot the red and coloured balls. A player receives additional points if the opponent commits a foul or fails to escape from a snooker. A player wins a match when a certain number of frames have been won. Snooker, generally regarded as having been invented in India by British Army officers, is popular in many of the English-speaking and Commonwealth countries, with top professional players attaining multi-million-pound career earnings from the game. The sport is now increasingly popular in China.
Translations for snooker
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a kind of game played on a billiard-table with fifteen red balls and seven balls of other colours
Do you play snooker?; Let's have a game of snooker; (also adjective) a snooker match.
- نَوْع من البلياردو يُلْعَب بِكُرات مُلَوَّنَهArabic
- sinucaPortuguese (BR)
- druh kulečníkové hryCzech
- das BillardspielGerman
- snooker; snooker-Danish
- snooker, billar rusoSpanish
- (sorte de) jeu de billardFrench
- vrsta biljaraCroatian
- sznúker (a biliárd egy fajtája)Hungarian
- (gioco di biliardo)Italian
- 포켓 볼Korean
- angliškasis biliardasLithuanian
- biljarda spēles veids, snukersLatvian
- en type biljardNorwegian
- snooker, joc de biliardRomanian
- druh biliardovej hrySlovak
- vrsta biljardaSlovenian
- bir tür bilardo oyunu, snukerTurkish
- 司諾克(撞球遊戲的一種)Chinese (Trad.)
- بلیئرڈ کی طرح کا کھیل جس میں 15 سرخ اور 7 دوسرے رنگ کی گیندیں ہوتی ہیںUrdu
- trò chơi bi-daVietnamese
- 司诺克（台球游戏的一种）Chinese (Simp.)
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