A term that comes from the game of snooker, that is now commonplace in most billiards variants. It describes a situation where a player does not have a clear line between the cueball and object ball. The player may be in a partial snooker if the can only see a edge of an object ball. â€œI snookered himâ€, â€œHe left me in a tricky snookerâ€.
A player is said to be snookered when he cannot hit any correct ball directly in a straight line. A player 'needs snookers' when potting all the remaining balls would still leave him trailing his opponent.
snooker is a shot that leaves the opponent unable to hit a legal ball directly. The opponent is said to be snookered. If potting all the remaining balls would still leave a player trailing his opponent, then he is said to be needing snookers. At this point the only way for him to win is to lure the opponent into making fouls.
Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a large (12 feet Ã— 6 feet, 3.6 m x 1.8 m) baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. It is played using a cue, one white ball (the cue ball), 15 red balls (worth 1 point each) and 6 balls of different colours (worth 2â€“7 points each). A player (or team) wins a frame (individual game) of snooker by scoring more points than the opponent(s), using the cue ball to pot the balls in the manner described below.