AskDefine | Define miscue

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1 a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball
2 a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc. [syn: slip, slip-up, parapraxis]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. In a cue sport, to make an error in hitting the ball with the cue.
  2. The act of missing ones cue or of responding to a cue intended for another actor.


  1. To give an incorrect cue.

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