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1. A collision followed by a rebound.
a. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball successively strikes two other balls. Also called billiard.
b. A similar shot in a related game, such as pool.
v. car·omed, car·om·ing, car·oms
1. To collide and rebound; glance: The car caromed off the guardrail into the ditch.
2. To make a carom, as in billiards.
To cause to carom.

[Short for carambole, a stroke at billiards, from French, a billiard ball, from Spanish carambola, a stroke at billiards, perhaps from Portuguese, carambola; see carambola.]


(ˈkærəm) or


(Billiards & Snooker) billiards
a. a shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball after another
b. the points scored by this
[C18: from earlier carambole (taken as carom ball), from Spanish carambola]


(ˈkær əm)

1. a shot in billiards or pool in which the cue ball hits two balls in succession.
2. any hit and rebound.
3. to hit and rebound.
[1770–80; by false analysis of carambole (taken as carom ball) < French < Sp carambola literally, carambola]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carom - a glancing reboundcarom - a glancing rebound      
backlash, rebound, recoil, repercussion - a movement back from an impact
2.carom - a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
billiards - any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls
pocket billiards, pool - any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
stroke, shot - (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
Verb1.carom - rebound after hitting; "The car caromed off several lampposts"
bounce, rebound, ricochet, take a hop, resile, spring, recoil, bound, reverberate - spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
2.carom - make a carom
billiards - any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls
shoot - throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"


To strike a surface at such an angle as to be deflected:


nKarambolage f
vi (Billiards) → karambolieren; (= rebound)abprallen
References in classic literature ?
And then there is the wild chase after it, accompanied by an excitable small dog, who thinks it is a game, and in the course of which you are certain to upset three or four innocent children--to say nothing of their mothers--butt a fat old gentleman on to the top of a perambulator, and carom off a ladies' seminary into the arms of a wet sweep.
The cushions were a good deal higher than the balls, and as the balls had a fashion of always stopping under the cushions, we accomplished very little in the way of caroms. The cushions were hard and unelastic, and the cues were so crooked that in making a shot you had to allow for the curve or you would infallibly put the "English" on the wrong side of the hall.
Rapinoe set up Mewis for a wicked, 17-yard blast that caromed off a defender.
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Like the shallow V, this shot should also carom into the side wall before contacting the floor.
The gold and minerals that can be extracted from the Arco Minero will be insufficient to compensate for the irreparable harm to Venezuela's Carom Basin.
According to spokesman Rashid alias Mamo was killed on July 30, 2017 when he was playing Carom board near his home.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 2) 250g boneless chicken breast, cubed or sliced: 1/2tsp ground turmeric; 1/2tsp carom seeds (also known as ajwain, available from Tesco); 3/4tsp garam masala; 1/2-1tsp chilli powder, to taste 3/4tsp garlic and ginger paste (see recipe panel right); 2tbsp finely chopped coriander; white of 1 small egg; 65g chickpea flour (or gram flour, available from Tesco); sparkling water; rapeseed oil, for deep-frying; salt; lemon wedges, onion rings and lettuce, to serve 1.
But his finger started troubling him on Monday when he used the carom ball more frequently.
It is important to be aware that billiards is not just one sport, it is three: carom, snooker, and pool.
For the elderly patients, the centre has arranged simple physiotherapy exercises at the Ramadan tent as well as activities such as chess and carom which help in development of cognitive skills.
Ravichandran Ashwin was introduced in the sixth over and he struck with the very first ball through his carom delivery.