bricole

noun

bri·​cole
briˈkōl
plural -s
1
a
: 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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Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bricole. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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