Definitions for: Ricochet

[n] a glancing rebound
[v] spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ric`o*chet", n. [F.]
A rebound or skipping, as of a ball along the ground when a
gun is fired at a low angle of elevation, or of a fiat stone
thrown along the surface of water.

Ricochet firing (Mil.), the firing of guns or howitzers,
usually with small charges, at an elevation of only a few
degrees, so as to cause the balls or shells to bound or
skip along the ground.

Ric`o*chet", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ricochetted; p.
pr. & vb. n. Ricochetting.]
To operate upon by ricochet firing. See Ricochet, n. [R.]

Ric`o*chet", v. i.
To skip with a rebound or rebounds, as a flat stone on the
surface of water, or a cannon ball on the ground. See
Ricochet, n.

Synonyms: bounce, bound, carom, rebound, recoil, resile, reverberate, spring, take a hop

See Also: backlash, bound off, carom, glance, jump, kick, kick back, leap, rebound, recoil, repercussion, skip

Try our:
Scrabble Word Finder

Scrabble Cheat

Words With Friends Cheat

Hanging With Friends Cheat

Scramble With Friends Cheat

Ruzzle Cheat

Related Resources:
r letter animals
animal facts