Masse Definition

A stroke in billiards and pool made by hitting the cue ball off center with the handle of the cue held high, so as to make the ball move in a curve around another ball before hitting the object ball.
Webster's New World
  • masse shot

Origin of Masse

  • French from past participle of masser to make a massé shot from masse mace (an early form of billiard cue) from Old French club mace1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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