Definition of angle shot in English:

angle shot


  • 1Billiards and Pool (chiefly US). A shot which causes the cue ball to drive the object ball off at an angle.

  • 2Sport. A shot taken from or struck at an angle.

  • 3Squash, etc. A shot struck at the side wall of the court so that it rebounds directly to the front wall without touching the floor.

  • 4Photography and Film. A shot in which the camera is pointing obliquely at the subject.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The New York Times. From angle + shot.


angle shot

/ˈaŋɡl ʃɒt/