HyperDic: carom

English > 4 senses of the word carom:
NOUNeventcarom, ricocheta glancing rebound
actcarom, cannona shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
VERBmotioncaromrebound after hitting
contactcarommake a carom
English > carom: 4 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA glancing rebound.
Synonymricochet
Broaderrecoil, repercussion, rebound, backlashA movement back from an impact
Spanishcarambola, rebote
Catalanrebot
Verbscaromrebound after hitting
English > carom: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other.
Synonymcannon
Part ofbilliardsAny of several games / games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls
pool, pocket billiardsAny of various games / games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
Broaderstroke, shot(sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
Spanishcarambola, tiro
Catalancarambola
Verbscarommake a carom
English > carom: 4 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningrebound after hitting.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"The car caromed off several lampposts"
Broaderbounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochetspring back
Catalanxocar
Nounscaroma glancing rebound
English > carom: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmake a carom.
PatternSomebody ----s
CategorybilliardsAny of several games / games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls
BroadershootThrow or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
Spanishcarambolear
Nounscaroma shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other

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