plural -s
: the rebound of a ball from a wall in court tennis
: the side stroke or play by which the ball is driven against the wall in court tennis
: a billiard shot in which the cue ball strikes one of the cushions after contact with the object ball and before hitting the carom ball

Word History


Middle French, literally, catapult, from Medieval Latin bricola, perhaps of Germanic origin; akin to Middle High German brechel breaker, Old High German brehhan to break

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“Bricole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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