21 definitions by Giskard

The term "scratch" is often heard around a game of pocket billiards (or pool) to represent a foul in which:

1. The cue ball is pocketed
2. The cue ball is popped off-table
3. The cue ball (or object ball) fails to touch a rail after contacting another ball
It was almost the perfect break -- he sank the 8 on the snap, but still lost due to the pocket scratch.
by Giskard July 02, 2004
In the game of Poker, a "Jammed Pot" refers to a pot (the place where bets are made on a poker table) that has been raised the maximum number of times.
Whoever wins the jammed pot will become the new chip leader.
by Giskard March 22, 2005
Used in the game of Poker, "Running Bad" is used to describe a player who is losing badly at the table, often by a fish.
With three fish at this table, I can't believe Jason is the only one running badly.
by Giskard March 22, 2005
5th street is a term used in various games of poker (commonly in Texas Hold'em and Omaha).

After the flop, and the turn, comes 5th Street, which is the 5th community card to be dealt face-up. A more common name for 5th Street is the river.
Johnny had the nuts, but I caught him by surprise, and by luck, on 5th street.
by Giskard July 20, 2004
The term "duck," as often used in the game of pocket billiards (or pool), represents an object ball that is directly in front of a pocket (one that is typically easy to make, or nearly impossible to miss).

These types of balls are referred to as "ducks" because they are "as easy to shoot as a duck."
I played the shot a little too softly, but at least it left me with a duck for my next shot.
by Giskard July 06, 2004
In pocket billiards (pool), a "crutch" is the stick used to shoot with when you cannot reach the cue ball. It is formally known as a "mechanical bridge".

It's referred to as a crutch to insinuate that you're a lesser player that needs "help" to make a shot (this is a very big misconception, however).

It is sometimes also referred to as a "wussy stick".
The only way he could make the ball was with the damn crutch!
by Giskard July 02, 2004
Often used in billiards (or gambling in general), it refers to a game for money, or a location that is known for money games.
Where can we find some action?
by Giskard July 02, 2004

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