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ˈsnʊk ər, ˈsnu kərsnook·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snookerverb

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

  2. snookerverb

    fool or dupe

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

  3. snookerverb

    leave one's opponent unable to take a direct shot


  1. snookernoun

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

  2. snookerverb

    To play snooker.

  3. snookerverb

    To fool or bamboozle.

  4. snookerverb

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

  5. snookerverb

    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.'

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  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

Examples of snooker in a Sentence

  1. Tai Woffinden:

    I'd love for somebody like( snooker and darts entrepreneur) Barry Hearn in his spare time to come and look into it and say' yeah, I'll take that on,' it's an exciting sport but it's classed as a minority sport. You walk through the grandstand and there seems to be a lot more older people, there's no younger people yet it's a younger generation of kids that are riding bikes.

  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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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

  4. 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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