What does the word billiards mean?

Usage examples for billiards

  1. Harry looked up a little surlily, and answered after a moment's hesitation, " Why, yes, uncle, I thought- I thought of going round and having a game of billiards with Tom Whitmarsh." – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  2. He watched a game of billiards, but refused to play, saying carelessly that he had a stiff shoulder. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  3. It seems that I played too much pool and billiards for a small boy; and got into too much city mischief, for I learned at the end of a delightful Newport summer that I was to finish my schooling, not at Mr. Cutter's, but at Groton. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris