Definitions for: Carom

[n] a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
[n] a glancing rebound
[v] make a carom, in billiards
[v] rebound after hitting; "The car caromed off several lampposts"

Webster (1913) Definition: Car"om, n. [Prob. corrupted fr. F. carumboler to carom,
carambolage a carom, carambole the red ball in billiards.]
A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact
with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more
balls with the player's ball. In England it is called

Car"om, v. i. (Billiards)
To make a carom.

Synonyms: cannon, glance, ricochet

See Also: backlash, billiards, bounce, bound, pocket billiards, pool, rebound, rebound, recoil, recoil, repercussion, resile, reverberate, ricochet, shoot, shot, spring, stroke, take a hop

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