In billiards, this what British people call a ball sitting directly in front of the pocket. In the states we call it a duck. When attempting to sink a sitter, you sometimes want to strike the cue ball with low english to avoid scratching.

Sit"ter (?), n.

1.

One who sits; esp., one who sits for a portrait or a bust.

2.

A bird that sits or incubates.

 

© Webster 1913.

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