What does snooker mean?

Definitions for snookerˈsnʊk ər, ˈsnu kər

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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


  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.


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Snooker

    snōōk′ėr, n. a variety of the game of 'pool.'

Editors Contribution

  1. snooker

    Is a type of sport played on a specific design of table with a cue stick and a defined number of ball according to official rules and regulations.

    Snooker is a sport enjoyed by many worldwide in various types of venue and on television.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snooker in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snooker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    God is a snooker player, that's why all the planets are turning!

  2. Julie French:

    Ethanol does not get any subsidies. Steve King, you know that, the lobbyists are trying the best they can to snooker the people of Iowa.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    The lobbyists are trying the best they can to snooker the people of Iowa, i don't want Iowa dependent on Washington. I don't think Iowa farmer want to be dependent on Washington.

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