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



    BrE BrE//ˈsnuːkə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsnuːkər//
    Pool and snooker
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  1. 1 [uncountable] a game for two people played on a long table covered with green cloth. Players use cues (= long sticks) to hit a white ball against other balls (15 red and 6 of other colours) in order to get the coloured balls into pockets at the edge of the table, in a particular set order. to play snooker a game of snooker a snooker hall/player/table, etc. The ex-miner stunned the snooker world by winning his first tournament. We played a couple of frames of snooker in the evening. compare billiards, pool See related entries: Pool and snooker
  2. 2[countable] a position in snooker in which one player has made it very difficult for the opponent to play a shot within the rules See related entries: Pool and snooker
  3. Word Originlate 19th cent.: of unknown origin.

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