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Từ điển Oxford Advanced Learner 8th
billiards



bil·liards BrE [ˈbɪliədz] NAmE [ˈbɪljərdz] noun uncountable
a game for two people played with ↑cues (= long sticks) and three balls on a long table covered with green cloth. Players try to hit the balls against each other and into pockets at the edge of the table
a game of billiards
compare pool, ↑snooker
Derived Word:billiard

Word Origin:
[billiard billiards] late 16th cent.: from French billard, denoting both the game and the cue, diminutive of bille ‘tree trunk’, from medieval Latin billa, billus ‘branch, trunk’, probably of Celtic origin..


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