Definition of Ricochets

1. Noun. (plural of ricochet) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of ricochet) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ricochets

1. ricochet [v] - See also: ricochet

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ricochets

ricks
ricksha
rickshas
rickshaw
rickshawed
rickshawing
rickshawlike
rickshaws
rickstand
rickstands
rickyard
rickyards
ricochet
ricocheted
ricocheting
ricochets (current term)
ricochetted
ricochetting
ricotta
ricottas
ricrac
ricracs
rictal
ricture
rictures
rictus
rictuses
ricy
rid
rid of

Literary usage of Ricochets

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

1. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer: Comprising Ancient and Modern Military by Thomas Wilhelm (1881)
"They retain sufficient heat to ignite wood after having made several ricochets upon water. The wads for hot shot should be made of clay or hav, ..."

2. A Military Dictionary, Comprising Terms, Scientific and Otherwise, Connected by George Elliot Voyle, G. de Saint-Clair-Stevenson (1876)
"The " marker " will therefore, in future, be held responsible that all ricochets are signalled iu the usual way with the red or " danger " flag. IX. ..."

3. The Artillerist's Manual by John Gibbon (1860)
"ricochets.—When the angle of fall is small enough, the projectile rises and continues to move on, forming a series of bounds or ricochets, increasing in ..."

4. The royal phraseological English-French, French-English dictionary by John Charles Tarver (1853)
"Faire des ricochets sur l'eau, to cut ducks and drakes. ... Ces événements sont venus par ricochets, these events followed each other by ricochets—in ..."

5. Points in Minor Tactics by Charles Albert Smylie (1898)
"The slope and nature of ground affect ricochets very materially, as their length is increased by falling ground and decreased by rising ground, ..."

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