Meaning of angle shot in English:

angle shot

Pronunciation /ˈaŋɡl ʃɒt/


  • 1Billiards Pool
    (chiefly US). A shot which causes the cue ball to drive the object ball off at an angle.

  • 2Sport
    A shot taken from or struck at an angle.

  • 3Squash
    A shot struck at the side wall of the court so that it rebounds directly to the front wall without touching the floor.

  • 4Photography Cinema
    A shot in which the camera is pointing obliquely at the subject.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The New York Times. From angle + shot.