1. Chiefly British: The half of the table from which the break shot is taken. This usage is conceptually opposite that in North America, where this end of the table is called the head . Contrast top . See also baulk .
2. Chiefly American: Exactly the opposite of the above the foot end of the table. No longer in common usage.
3. Short for bottom spin , i.e. same as screw (British), draw (American).