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Billiard or billiards may refer to:
- A billiard, a type of shot in cue sports (see below)
- Billiards: cue sports in general, including pool, carom billiards, snooker, etc.; the term "billiards" by itself is also sometimes used to refer to any of the following more specifically:
- Carom billiards (also known as French billiards) games in general (a chiefly non-British usage)
- Three-cushion billiards even more specifically, the most popular form of carom billiards worldwide (the most common specific usage)
- The specific game of English billiards (a chiefly British, Irish and Australian usage)
- Pool (pocket billiards) games, such as eight-ball and nine-ball, in general (a chiefly colloquial North American usage)
- See the list of cue sports for various other games with "billiards" in their names; also more specifically:
- Electric billiards, an obsolete term for pinball (from billard électrique in French, in which pinball is today called flipper, a borrowing from English)
Mathematics and physics
- Billiard (number), the long-scale name used in most European languages for the number 1015 (called quadrillion in the short scale generally used in English).
- Dynamical billiards, the mathematical theory of particle trajectories within a closed reflective boundary
- Harry Billiard (1883–1923), Major League Baseball pitcher
- Maria Duchêne-Billiard (1884-?), French contralto of the Metropolitan Opera
- Cora Billiard Wickham Sibley (née Billiard, 1884–1976), American painter, and wife of Robert Pelton Sibley
- Billiards World Cup Association, a governing body for carom billiards
- Billard, a French rolling stock construction company
- Bobbi Billard, American model
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