In pool/billiards, "to rack" means to set up the game by placing the balls into the triangle frame. What is the corresponding (technical) term in Japanese if any?

I came up (via circumlocution) with:


Is there a better way to express this? Alternatively I suppose 準備 and its synonyms would work to describe "preparing the game for play". But it's not specific to pool/billiards.

  • Good thing you clarified you weren't after the "chi chi" style rack! Feb 27, 2012 at 11:09

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Wiki says it is usually expressed like 「ラックする」「ラックを組む【くむ】」「ラックを立てる【たてる】」.

See also: ラック (ビリヤード)

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    @dainichi-san, Thanks, you two are so sweet~~^^
    – user1016
    Feb 27, 2012 at 8:57

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