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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bricole  \Bri*cole"\,  n. 
  1.  An  ancient  kind  of  military  catapult. 
 
  2.  In  court  tennis,  the  rebound  of  a  ball  from  a  wall  of  the 
  court;  also  the  side  stroke  or  play  by  which  the  ball  is 
  driven  against  the  wall;  hence  fig.,  indirect  action  or 
  stroke. 
 
  3.  (Billiards)  A  shot  in  which  the  cue  ball  is  driven  first 
  against  the  cushion. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bricole  \Bri*cole"\,  n.  [F.]  (Mil.) 
  A  kind  of  traces  with  hooks  and  rings,  with  which  men  drag 
  and  maneuver  guns  where  horses  can  not  be  used 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bricole 
  n  :  an  ancient  heavy  war  engine  for  hurling  large  stones  [syn:  {catapult}, 
  {onager}] 




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