Definition of baize noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//beɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//beɪz//
[uncountable] Pool and snooker
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a type of thick cloth made of wool that is usually green, used especially for covering card tables and billiard, snooker or pool tables See related entries: Pool and snooker Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French baies, feminine plural of bai ‘chestnut-coloured’, treated as a singular noun, from Latin badius. The name is presumably from the original colour of the cloth, although several colours are recorded.
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