Definition of Joe Davis from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Joe Davis

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(1901-78) an English snooker player who won the World Professional Championship fifteen times in a row: every year from 1927 until 1940, and in 1946 when the competition started again after the Second World War. His younger brother, Fred Davis (1913-1998) won the same competition eight times between 1948 and 1956. Joe Davis was also the first player to achieve on television the maximum score of 147 in a single game.