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carom

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noun car·om \ˈker-əm, ˈka-rəm\

Definition of carom

  1. 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. 2 :  a rebounding especially at an angle



Origin of carom

by shortening & alteration from obsolete carambole, from Spanish carambola


First Known Use: 1779

Rhymes with carom


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carom

verb car·om

Definition of carom

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike and rebound :  glance <the car caromed off a tree>

  3. 2 :  to make a carom

  4. 3 :  to proceed by or as if by caroms <carom from city to city>



Examples of carom

  1. <a ball caromed off the wall>



1860

First Known Use of carom

1860



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