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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Billiards  \Bil"liards\,  n.  [F.  billiard  billiards,  OF  billart 
  staff,  cue  form  playing,  fr  bille  log  See  {Billet}  a 
  stick.] 
  A  game  played  with  ivory  balls  o  a  cloth-covered,  rectangular 
  table,  bounded  by  elastic  cushions.  The  player  seeks  to  impel 
  his  ball  with  his  cue  so  that  it  shall  either  strike  (carom 
  upon)  two  other  balls,  or  drive  another  ball  into  one  of  the 
  pockets  with  which  the  table  sometimes  is  furnished. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  billiards 
  n  :  any  of  several  games  played  on  rectangular  cloth-covered 
  table  (with  cushioned  edges)  in  which  long  tapering  cue 
  sticks  are  used  to  propel  ivory  (or  composition)  balls 




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