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Meaning of RICOCHET

Pronunciation:  `riku'shey

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

RICOCHET is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Ric`o*chet"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ricochetted}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Ricochetting}.]
    To operate upon by ricochet firing. See {Ricochet}, n. [R.]
  3. \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.