What Does the Word “Masse” Mean, How Did the Term Originate, and What Is a Masse Pool Shot?

A “masse” shot in pool is required when a ball is between the cue ball and the one a player is required to hit.

To strike the target ball, a spin on the cue ball is necessary to curve around the obstruction.

This procedure is accomplished by hitting the cue ball with the cue stick held nearly vertically and is known as a masse shot.

what does the word masse mean how did the term originate and what is a masse pool shot

The word masse derives from a description of a club used in medieval jousting tournaments.

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