Definition of Carom

1. Noun. A glancing rebound.

Exact synonyms: Ricochet
Generic synonyms: Backlash, Rebound, Recoil, Repercussion
Derivative terms: Ricochet



2. Verb. Rebound after hitting. "The car caromed off several lampposts"

3. Noun. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other.
Exact synonyms: Cannon
Group relationships: Billiards, Pocket Billiards, Pool
Generic synonyms: Shot, Stroke
Derivative terms: Cannon

4. Verb. Make a carom.
Category relationships: Billiards
Generic synonyms: Shoot

Definition of Carom

1. n. 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.

2. v. i. To make a carom.

Definition of Carom

1. Noun. (context: cue sports especially 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. ¹

2. Noun. An Indian game played on a board measuring one meter by one meter square. Players take turns flicking checker-like pieces into one of four goals on the corners of the table. This billiard-like game is played entirely with the fingers, and usually while sitting on the floor. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To make a carom. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carom

1. to collide with and rebound [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carom

caroli disease
carolin
caroling
carolings
carolins
carolitic
carolled
caroller
carollers
carolling
carollings
carols
carolus
caroluses
carom (current term)
carom billiards
caromed
caromel
caromels
caroming
caroms
caron
carons
carosse
carosses
caroteel
caroteels
carotenaemia
carotenal

Literary usage of Carom

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Billiards Without a Master by Michael Phelan, D. D. Winant (1850)
"To carom on ball 15, strike your own ball fB, iR, with QS 3i. The object ball to be hit the same, as in the last carom. . 16. To carom on ball 16, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1905)
"The institution of the carom-table also gave rise to games by which the cushions were largely utilized to exemplify particular forms of billiards. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The Cushion carom game is a variety of the ordinary threi game, in which no carom counts unless the cue-ball touches a cu before the carom is completed. ..."

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