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1carom

noun car·om \ˈker-əm, ˈka-rəm\

Definition of CAROM

1
a :  a shot in billiards in which the cue ball strikes each of two object balls
b :  a shot in pool in which an object ball strikes another ball before falling into a pocket — compare combination shot
2
:  a rebounding especially at an angle
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Origin of CAROM

by shortening & alteration from obsolete carambole, from Spanish carambola
First Known Use: 1779

Other Game Terms

bezique, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce

Rhymes with CAROM

2carom

verb

Definition of CAROM

intransitive verb
1
:  to strike and rebound :  glance <the car caromed off a tree>
2
:  to make a carom
3
:  to proceed by or as if by caroms <carom from city to city>

Examples of CAROM

  1. <a ball caromed off the wall>

First Known Use of CAROM

1860

Other Game Terms

bezique, carom, convention, crap, euchre, gambit, monte, parlay, tierce
CAROM Defined for Kids

1carom

noun car·om \ˈker-əm\

Definition of CAROM for Kids

:  the act of bouncing back at an angle

2carom

verb
car·omedcar·om·ing

Definition of CAROM for Kids

:  to hit and bounce back at an angle <The puck caromed off his stick toward the goal.>

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