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Word of the Day 02/06/19 Carom

Carom (noun, verb)
carom or car·rom [kar-uh m]


noun
1. Billiards, Pool. a shot in which the cue ball hits two balls in succession.
2. any strike and rebound, as a ball striking a wall and glancing off.

verb (used without object)
3. to make a carom.
4. to strike and rebound.

Related Words for carom
glance, skim, ricochet, strike, bump, rebound, graze

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Origin: 1770–80; by false analysis of carambole (taken as carom ball ) < French < Spanish carambola, special use of fruit name; see carambola

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