miscue

Definitions of miscue
  1. noun
    a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball
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    type of:
    shot, stroke
    (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
  2. noun
    a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    synonyms: parapraxis, slip, slip-up
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    types:
    Freudian slip
    a slip-up that (according to Sigmund Freud) results from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals
    type of:
    error, fault, mistake
    a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
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