The stake played for in certain games of cards, billiards, etc.; an aggregated stake to which each player has contributed a snare; also, the receptacle for the stakes.
A game at billiards, in which each of the players stakes a certain sum, the winner taking the whole; also, in public billiard rooms, a game in which the loser pays the entrance fee for all who engage in the game; a game of skill in pocketing the balls on a pool table.
(pot) The money accumulated throughout play. Usually players contribute ( ante up) at the beginning of play, and sometimes throughout the game, as in Poker. At the end of play, the pool is awarded to the winner.
The counters used to represent the influence and status a Methuselah has. A player is ousted from the game if she loses the last counter in her pool.
the combined stakes of the betters
any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
The same laws of motion apply in croquet that apply in pool (billiards). The major difference between the two is that croquet is played on a much larger table.