n [pl] (also the football pools)
a British gambling competition in which people try to predict the results of football matches. Every week people taking part fill in pools coupons (= special documents for marking the results of the matches that will take place on Saturday). Those who predict the results most accurately receive the most prize money. It was the most popular form of gambling in Britain before the National Lottery was introduced in the 1990s:

I’d buy a big house like that if I won the pools.

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Universalium. 2010.

См. также в других словарях:

  • Pools — Porté en Belgique, semble correspondre au néerlandais pool (= polonais). On ne peut cependant écarter l hypothèse d une variante de Poels, forme génitive flamande du prénom Paul …   Noms de famille

  • pools — /pulz/ (say poohlz) plural noun the → football pools …   Australian English dictionary

  • pools — adjective Polish …   Wiktionary

  • pools — see poolI 4 * * * see see pool 14 …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pools — n. (United Kingdom) systematized form of gambling carried out by mail involving the prediction of the outcome of soccer games puːl n. swimming pool, man made tank used for swimming; pond, small lake; puddle, very small and shallow body of water… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pools — loops …   Anagrams dictionary

  • POOLS — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pools coupons — ➡ pools * * * …   Universalium

  • Pools in Scripture — • In the English Bibles, the word pool stands for three Hebrew words . . . Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Pools in Scripture     Pools in Scripture      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Pools of Darkness — Éditeur Strategic Simulations, Inc. Développeur Strategic Simulations, Inc. Date de sortie 1991 Genre rôle Mode de jeu Un joueur Pl …   Wikipédia en Français

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