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Noun: carom  ker-um [N. Amer], ka-rum [Brit]
  1. A glancing rebound
    - ricochet
  2. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
    - cannon
Verb: carom  ker-um [N. Amer], ka-rum [Brit]
  1. Rebound after hitting
    "The car caromed off several lampposts"
  2. (billiards) make a carom

Derived forms: caroms, caroming, caromed

Type of: backlash, bounce, bound, rebound, recoil, repercussion, resile, reverberate, ricochet, shoot, shot, spring, stroke, take a hop

Part of: billiards, pocket billiards, pool

Encyclopedia: Carom