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Threading the needle is a term used to describe the action of precise shooting as such that an object ball or the cue ball is carefully shot through a very narrow pathway or otherwise tight situation to it's intended destination. The action gets its name from the precise and delicate task of actually threading a needle whereby you must pass a thread through a very small needle hole.
Wow, I can't believe you shot that 6 ball through that big mess of balls and made the shot. Yeah, thats what I call threading the needle.
The term "threading the needle" is considered to be a slang term related to billiard technique. The threading the needle definition was entered on 12/27/2007 12:26:17 PM and was updated on 12/27/2007 12:26:17 PM. It is a cue sport term that is related to billiard technique. It was entered in to the database by the Billiards Forum Editor. See also: tight, thread the needle, squeeze shot, window for more on the meaning of threading the needle.
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