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ricochet

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noun ric·o·chet \ˈri-kə-ˌshā, British also -ˌshet\

Simple Definition of ricochet

  • : something (such as a bullet or stone) that ricochets off a surface

  • : the action of ricocheting off a surface

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ricochet

  1. :  a glancing rebound (as of a projectile off a flat surface); also :  an object that ricochets

Examples of ricochet in a sentence

  1. He was hit by a ricochet.

  2. the richochet of the bullet off the wall



Origin and Etymology of ricochet

French


First Known Use: 1769


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ricochet

verb ric·o·chet

Simple Definition of ricochet

  • : to bounce off a surface and continue moving in a different direction

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ricochet

ricocheted

\-ˌshād\ also

ricochetted

\-ˌshe-təd\

ricocheting

\-ˌshā-iŋ\ also

ricochetting

\-ˌshe-tiŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to bounce or skip with or as if with a glancing rebound

Examples of ricochet in a sentence

  1. The bullet ricocheted off the wall.

  2. <the ball ricocheted off the fielder's glove and went over the fence for a home run>



1828

First Known Use of ricochet

1828

Rhymes with ricochet

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RICOCHET Defined for Kids

ricochet

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verb ric·o·chet \ˈri-kə-ˌshā\

Definition of ricochet for Students

ricocheted

ricocheting

  1. :  to bounce off at an angle <… the stones and shattered metal fragments ricocheted about dangerously. — Brian Jacques, Redwall>





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