Definition of Baulk-line
1. Noun. Line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game.
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Literary usage of Baulk-line
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The baulk line is drawn. straight across the table 28 inches from the bottom ... In the middle of the baulk line is the baulk spot, and in the middle of the ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The opponent's white ball and the red ball being spotted, the player plays from within the imaginary baulk-line. Lach carom counts one point; a miss counts ..."
3. Foster's Complete Hoyle: An Encyclopedia of All the Indoor Games Played at by Robert Frederick Foster (1897)
"In the second position, the red ball is barely baulk-line BILLIARDS. Professionals became so skilful in rail nursing that the baulk-line was introduced to ..."
4. Billiards by William Broadfoot, Archibald H. Boyd, Sydenham Dixon, William Justice Ford, Dudley David Pontifex, Russell D. Walker (1896)
"A convenient mode of practising these strokes is to place ball 2 on the baulk line, and ball i 6 in. to 8 in. below it. Thus, if ball i, ..."
5. Cassell's Complete Book of Sports and Pastimes: Being a Compendium of Out by Cassell (London) (1896)
"The line Ь b', called the baulk line, is drawn (between two marks let into the ... With the centre d, and at the distance d c. along the baulk line b b', ..."