Word of the day: SNOOKER

I love it when a random, fun word gets lifted out of its original context and pushed into the general lexicon. In Ireland and the UK, ‘billiards’ or ‘pool’ is different than in the US. One of the often-differnt rules is that when you ‘foul’ (scratch) you can shoot again. The goal of that shot is often to ‘snooker’ your opponent. The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word, in its original context, as:

To leave one’s opponent … unable to take a direct shot without striking a ball out of the required order;

and the general-lexicon definition is thusly:

To lead (another) into a situation in which all possible choices are undesirable.

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