baulk line

baulk line
The line at the baulk end of a snooker table, upon which the green, yellow and brown balls are initially placed.

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  • baulk line — /ˈbɔk laɪn/ (say bawk luyn) noun Billiards 1. a straight line drawn across the table, behind which the cue balls are placed in beginning the game; string line. 2. any of four lines, each near to and parallel with one side of the cushion, which… …  

  • baulk-line — noun line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game • Syn: ↑balkline, ↑string line • Hypernyms: ↑line …   Useful english dictionary

  • baulk line — noun a transverse line marked on a billiard table, extending the diameter of the D to the sides of the table …   English new terms dictionary

  • Baulk-Line — …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • baulk — [bɔ:lk, bɔ:k] (chiefly US also balk) verb 1》 (baulk at) hesitate to accept (an idea or undertaking). 2》 thwart or hinder (a plan or person). 3》 (of a horse) refuse to go on. noun 1》 a roughly squared timber beam. 2》 the area on a billiard table… …   English new terms dictionary

  • baulk colour — noun Any one of the three colours normally spotted on the baulk line in snooker. Namely the yellow, green, and brown balls …   Wiktionary

  • baulk end — noun The end of a snooker table where the green, brown and yellow balls are initially placed See Also: baulk line …   Wiktionary

  • baulk — baulk, balk 1. pronunciation. It should be pronounced bawlk (with l). 2. spelling. The usual BrE spelling is baulk, although balk is more common in AmE. The primary use is as a verb meaning (1) followed by at: ‘to hesitate, refuse to go on’, as… …   Modern English usage

  • baulk — /bɔk / (say bawk) verb (i) 1. to stop, as at an obstacle: he baulked at making the speech. 2. (of horses) to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go on. 3. Sport to make an incomplete or misleading move, especially an illegal one. –verb (t) 4. to… …  

  • baulk — noun /bɔːk,bɑk/ In billiards, the area of the table lying behind the line from which the cue ball is initially shot, and from which a ball in hand must be played …   Wiktionary

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