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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

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, miscue, parapraxis]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Miscue \Mis*cue"\, n. 1. (Billiards) A false stroke with a billiard cue, the cue slipping from the ball struck without impelling it as desired. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To make a mistake; especially to fail to execute a necessary or expected action at the proper time, such as making a play in sports, or saying one's line in a drama. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

miscue n 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, miscue, parapraxis]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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