in-off

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a reconstitution of (go) in + off (preposition), as used in phrases such as, "The white has gone in off the black."

Adverb[edit]

in-off (not comparable)

  1. (snooker, pool) Of the cue ball: (going) into a pocket, after cannoning another ball.
    • 2008, John Dee, The Telegraph, 2 May 2008:
      Hendry replied with 34, but went in-off attempting a double and next season's world No.1 returned to the table to put the frame beyond doubt and level at 4-4.

Noun[edit]

in-off (plural in-offs)

  1. (snooker, pool) When the cue ball accidentally goes into a pocket after striking the object ball.
    He looked set to win the frame, until the in-off from the yellow.

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