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2  DF  .~> Practice device or device to aid in aiming cue or cue ball during shots (e.g., to assist in bank shots, etc.)
3  DF  .~> Adapted to be played on floor, ground, or court
4  DF  .~> Table or gameboard {16}
35  DF  .~> Cue chalker {1}
40  DF  .~> Ball spotting rack {1}
42  DF  .~> Cue rest {1}
44  DF  .~> Cue {5}
52  DF  .~> Ball {1}


Classification: 473/1


(under the class definition) Subject matter relating to a game which generally involves a horizontally disposed, planar playing surface bounded and defined by raised carom rails (i.e., bumper rails) for confining on the playing surface a plurality of balls which are being projected over the playing surface either into one another or rebounded off of the carom rails; the playing surface either (a) is continuous and has a continuous carom rail rim so that it is devoid of any pockets or other ball receiving receptacles (i.e., a billiard playing surface) or (b) has one or more pockets or receptacles adapted to receive therein or pass therethrough one or more of the balls (i.e., a pool or pocketed playing surface); in playing the game, at least one ball, commonly known as the cue ball, acts as a secondary projecting device and is used to strike and move over the playing surface one or more of the other balls, commonly known as object balls, which act as targets for the cue ball, the cue ball is first forcibly struck by a player aiming and manipulating a first projecting device, commonly known as a cue or cue stick, so as to project the cue ball either directly into engagement with the one or more of the object balls or by first banking or rebounding it off of one or more of the carom rails and then into engagement with the one or more of the object balls so as to move and either position the object balls in a specified arrangement on the playing surface or to pocket

them, whereby the player may achieve a score according to the rules specified for the game.

(1) Note. In a game of this type balls are usually used but it is to be understood that ball equivalents may be used in their stead provided that they act, other than the fact that they probably do not roll, in the same manner that balls would in playing the game. That is, the ball equivalents should move one another about over the playing surface and should carom or rebound off of one another or the carom rails in the same manner as balls would.

(2) Note. Usually, the initial projecting device (i.e., the cue) used to strike the cue ball is a long, tapering, tipped rod or stick but other types of cues that may be used include a mechanically operated cue, a mallet type cue, etc.


235, Registers, for a score totalizing apparatus, per se, intended for use in a game, particularly

91, for a device for operating a register involving a billiards or pool game device.