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What are big marbles called?

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Big marbles, ones that are larger than the standard size marble, are called "shooters." A big marble is also known as the offensive marble. The big marble gleans these names because it is the one shot at other marbles in an offensive manner.

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The standard size of a shooter in the United States and Western Europe is 3/4 inch. In other parts of the world, the shooter is 1 inch in diameter. Occasionally, a shooter is smaller in size, but no less than 1/2 inch. The ultimate purpose of a shooter is to knock a target marble out of the ring.

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