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Meaning of CAROM

Pronunciation:  'karum

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

CAROM is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
  2. \Car"om\, v. i. (Billiards)
    To make a carom.
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