Definition of straight pool in US English:

straight pool


  • A form of pool in which the players score points for each ball pocketed, the winner being the first to reach a set total of points.

    • ‘The next morning, before the matches started, I had the opportunity to play Jimmy in straight pool.’
    • ‘If you're thinking that maybe there is grass beginning to grow under Leil's feet, just ask him to play a little one pocket or straight pool sometime.’
    • ‘As he got a little older and his play progressed he began playing in tournaments and joined a straight pool league at a local poolroom.’
    • ‘Even Miller, who holds the record with a run of 526 in straight pool, finally missed one.’
    • ‘He said that his favorite game is straight pool.’