Both pool and billiards are games played with a stick (called a cue) and colored balls on a special table. In pool, players use the stick to hit the cue ball (white ball) to make the white ball knock the colored balls into any of several pockets at the sides of the pool table. In billiards the players must hit the cue ball so that it hits two other balls, one after another. There are no pockets in a billiard table.
Further Information: "Billards." MSN Encarta. [Online] Available http://www.encarta.msn.com/find/Concise.asp?z=1&pg=2&ti=761565798&cid=8#P8, November 4, 2000.