noun bri·cole \briˈkōl\

Definition of bricole



  1. 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. 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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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at break

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to cast off or become cast off

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