half-ball stroke

half-ball stroke
: a stroke in billiards in which the center of the striker's ball is made to hit the extreme edge of an object ball

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  • half volley — noun Date: 1843 a stroke of a ball (as in tennis) at the instant it rebounds from the ground • half volley verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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