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 for Billiards
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Billiards \Bil"liards\, n. [F. billiard billiards, OF. billart
     staff, cue form playing, fr. bille log. See Billet a
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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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