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carom


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carom  \Car"om\,  n.  [Prob.  corrupted  fr  F.  carumboler  to  carom, 
  carambolage  a  carom,  carambole  the  red  ball  in  billiards.] 
  (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 
  {cannon}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carom  \Car"om\,  v.  i.  (Billiards) 
  To  make  a  carom. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carom 
  n  1:  a  glancing  rebound  [syn:  {ricochet}] 
  2:  a  shot  in  billiards  in  which  the  cue  ball  contacts  one 
  object  ball  and  then  the  other  [syn:  {cannon}] 
  v  1:  rebound  after  hitting:  "The  car  caromed  off  several 
  lampposts"  [syn:  {glance}] 
  2:  make  a  carom,  in  billiards 




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