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table click to hear : table

Surface on which the balls roll; it is supported by legs, has a rectangular top and is horizontal and level.
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top pocket bottom pocket D head cushion rail foot cushion billiard spot pyramid spot baize center pocket hook balk area balk line center spot balk line spot

top pocket click to hear : top pocket

Corner pocket located at the foot cushion and opposite the balk area.

bottom pocket click to hear : bottom pocket

Corner pocket located at the head cushion and next to the balk area.

D click to hear : D

Semicircle whose center is on and in the middle of the balk line; the game starts from here.

head cushion click to hear : head cushion

Rubber padding that covers the inner side of the rail next to the balk area; the balls bounce against it.

rail click to hear : rail

Table frame to which the rubber is attached and covered with felt; it delimits the playing surface.

foot cushion click to hear : foot cushion

Rubber padding that covers the inner side of the rail opposite the balk area; the balls bounce against it.

billiard spot click to hear : billiard spot

Spot that marks the position of the black ball in snooker; it is about 32 cm from the foot cushion on the table’s longitudinal center line.

pyramid spot click to hear : pyramid spot

Spot that marks the position of the pink ball in snooker; it is halfway between the center spot and the foot cushion on the table’s longitudinal center line.

baize click to hear : baize

Felt fabric that covers the playing surface and the inner side of the rails.

center pocket click to hear : center pocket

Side pocket in the middle of the table’s side rail.

hook click to hear : hook

Curved part positioned along the tables that holds the cues and the rack.

balk area click to hear : balk area

Zone bordered by the balk line and the head cushion, including the "e&D"e&; this zone is used only in English billiards.

balk line click to hear : balk line

Line marked across the width of the table about 70 cm from the head cushion; it serves as a benchmark for snooker at the start of the game.

center spot click to hear : center spot

Spot that marks the position of the blue ball in snooker; it is located halfway between the center pockets and the head and foot cushions.

balk line spot click to hear : balk line spot

Spot in the middle of the balk line that marks the position of the brown ball in snooker (there are two other spots at the intersections of the balk line and the "e&D"e&).