Definitions for snookerˈsnʊk ər, ˈsnu kər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

snook•erˈsnʊk ər, ˈsnu kər(n.)

  1. 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.

    Category: Sport

  2. (v.t.)Slang. to deceive.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of snooker:

1885–90; orig. uncert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. snooker(verb)

    a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ball

  2. snooker(verb)

    fool or dupe

    "He was snookered by the con-man's smooth talk"

  3. snooker(verb)

    leave one's opponent unable to take a direct shot

Wiktionary

  1. snooker(Noun)

    A cue sport, popular in the UK and other Commonwealth of Nations countries.

  2. snooker(Verb)

    To play snooker.

  3. snooker(Verb)

    To fool or bamboozle.

  4. snooker(Verb)

    To place the cue ball in such a position that the opponent cannot directly hit his/her required ball with it.

  5. snooker(Verb)

    To become or cause to become inebriated.

Freebase

  1. Snooker

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

snooker(noun)

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.

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