Definition of pool hall in English:

pool hall


  • A place where pool is played.

    • ‘He can recall details about a particular pool hall, player or game in remarkable detail.’
    • ‘The pool hall in Viking Way has proven a hit with teenagers who are too young to be in pubs or clubs, or feel too old to be at an organised youth group.’
    • ‘A chef at a local boarding school was killed at the pool hall.’
    • ‘When Rey played possibly his best shot ever, Jimmy had bought the cue off the pool hall.’
    • ‘A popular pool hall used every night by up to 150 teenagers has been forced to close because of ‘extortionate’ rates.’
    • ‘The bar was separated from the pool hall so minors couldn't get into the alcohol, but we usually found a way.’
    • ‘As a new song started to play on the pool hall's radio her hands started to shake and she lost concentration.’
    • ‘It turned out all the lads were together in a pool hall somewhere in Hamilton, having a few beers.’
    • ‘One good thing about the day shift is that I can get the bus home, although the last couple of nights I have ended up in the pool hall.’
    • ‘In an area where there are only two or three pubs and a pool hall to drink in, the options are limited.’
    • ‘I drove past my favorite hangouts: the pool hall, mini-golf, and the local café.’
    • ‘That's why the players are still out on the training field long after they've been given the go-ahead to disappear to the pool hall, the bookies or back home to vegetate in front of the television.’
    • ‘He chose to stare directly across the pool hall, at the windows on the opposite wall on level with him instead of down at the water.’
    • ‘There is a pool hall in town and there are movies and a bowling alley, but most nights he and Jonas stay at home.’
    • ‘The atmospheric effects, which vary depending on the pool hall you play in, seem a bit out of place and the table effects are poorly timed.’
    • ‘He used to own a petrol station, a bar and a pool hall in New Jersey, until one day the FBI came looking for an ex-employee who was a Muslim.’
    • ‘It has a restaurant, a bowling alley, an arcade and a pool hall.’
    • ‘Expecting a scowl or at least a glare from my cousin, I was surprised to only receive a slight nod of the head as he got out of the car and jogged into the pool hall.’
    • ‘We went to the pool hall when Craig got back from holiday and she didn't have anything.’
    • ‘I've been following the unfolding saga of Streatham pool and ice rink in your pages for many months now, and it seems to me we may never get a new pool hall or ice rink.’