A bank shot is when you hit the cue ball into an object ball, which then hits off a rail and goes into the pocket.
What is a bank shot pool?
1 : a shot in billiards and pool in which a player banks the cue ball or the object ball. 2 : a shot in basketball played to rebound from the backboard into the basket.
What is the dot on the pool table for?
Angles. The 17 dots around the pool table are equally positioned from each other. … Each dot is designed to act as an angle marker to guide players in making bank shots; for example, a typical straight shot aimed at a dot will bounce off at a right angle.