Meaning of MISCUE in English

I. “+ noun

Etymology: mis- (I) + cue (n.)


a. : a faulty stroke in billiards in which the cue tip slips off the cue ball

nearly ruins a billiard table with a miscue — Hamilton Basso

b. : an error or misplay in other games (as baseball)

has learned to bottle up his anger over a strikeout or a miscue — Time

2. : mistake : slip

the slightest miscue hurtling him down six stories to the back yard — E.D.Radin

a few miscues in the landing of certain units — Infantry Journal

II. intransitive verb


a. : to make a miscue in billiards

got the off-the-cushion cannon but then miscued — Billiard Player

b. : to make an error or mistake

typical of official miscuing were the statements … made throughout the week — Time

2. : to miss a stage cue : to answer a wrong cue

miscued and collided with an actor entering from the right

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.