1. A (usually unmarked) line running across the table between one diamond and its corresponding diamond on the opposite rail . See also head string , foot string , long string for examples.
2. Same as scoring string , a.k.a. wire sense 2. Can be used as a verb, as in "string that point for me, will you?"
3. A successive series of wins, e.g. of games or frames in a match or race .
4. Chiefly British; same as lag .
5. A metaphor for precise control, as in Having the cue ball on a string .