bri·​cole | \ briˈkōl \
plural -s

Definition of bricole

1a : the rebound of a ball from a wall in court tennis
b : the side stroke or play by which the ball is driven against the wall in court tennis
2 : 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

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History and Etymology for bricole

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 19 Jun. 2021.

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