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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
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Rapinoe set up Mewis for a wicked, 17-yard blast that caromed off a defender.
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They did get a lucky first goal at 6:55 on the powerplay when Kevin Bergin's shot, which was going well wide, caromed of the skate of Curtis Huppe and into the back of the net.
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Dallas Metropolitan Ballet bounced and caromed through Serenade for Swing, unleashing enough daredevil lifts to fill a dozen ballets.
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