carambole

noun
car·​am·​bole | \ ˈkarəmˌbōl \
plural -s

Definition of carambole

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 obsolete : carom
2 obsolete : a shot in billiards in which the cue ball strikes more than one cushion before completing a carom

carambole

intransitive verb
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of carambole (Entry 2 of 2)

: carom

History and Etymology for carambole

Noun

Spanish carambola, literally, carambola (the fruit), from Portuguese

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“Carambole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carambole. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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