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ric·o·chet

 (rĭk′ə-shā′, rĭk′ə-shā′)
intr.v. ric·o·cheted (-shād′), ric·o·chet·ing (-shā′ĭng), ric·o·chets (-shāz′)
To rebound at least once from a surface.
n.
The act or an instance of ricocheting.

[French, from Old French, give-and-take.]

ricochet

(ˈrɪkəˌʃeɪ; ˈrɪkəˌʃɛt)
vb, -chets, -cheting (-ˌʃeɪɪŋ) , -cheted (-ˌʃeɪd) , -chets, -chetting (-ˌʃɛtɪŋ) or -chetted (-ˌʃɛtɪd)
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (intr) (esp of a bullet) to rebound from a surface or surfaces, usually with a characteristic whining or zipping sound
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the motion or sound of a rebounding object, esp a bullet
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an object, esp a bullet, that ricochets
[C18: from French, of unknown origin]

ric•o•chet

(ˌrɪk əˈʃeɪ, ˈrɪk əˌʃeɪ; esp. Brit. ˈrɪk əˌʃɛt)

n., v. -cheted (-ˈʃeɪd, -ˌʃeɪd)
-chet•ing (-ˈʃeɪ ɪŋ, -ˌʃeɪ ɪŋ)
or (esp. Brit.) -chet•ted (-ˌʃɛt ɪd)
-chet•ting (-ˌʃɛt ɪŋ) n.
1. the rebound or skip of an object or projectile after it hits a glancing blow against a surface.
v.i.
2. to move in this way.
[1760–70; < French]

ricochet


Past participle: ricocheted
Gerund: ricocheting

Imperative
ricochet
ricochet
Present
I ricochet
you ricochet
he/she/it ricochets
we ricochet
you ricochet
they ricochet
Preterite
I ricocheted
you ricocheted
he/she/it ricocheted
we ricocheted
you ricocheted
they ricocheted
Present Continuous
I am ricocheting
you are ricocheting
he/she/it is ricocheting
we are ricocheting
you are ricocheting
they are ricocheting
Present Perfect
I have ricocheted
you have ricocheted
he/she/it has ricocheted
we have ricocheted
you have ricocheted
they have ricocheted
Past Continuous
I was ricocheting
you were ricocheting
he/she/it was ricocheting
we were ricocheting
you were ricocheting
they were ricocheting
Past Perfect
I had ricocheted
you had ricocheted
he/she/it had ricocheted
we had ricocheted
you had ricocheted
they had ricocheted
Future
I will ricochet
you will ricochet
he/she/it will ricochet
we will ricochet
you will ricochet
they will ricochet
Future Perfect
I will have ricocheted
you will have ricocheted
he/she/it will have ricocheted
we will have ricocheted
you will have ricocheted
they will have ricocheted
Future Continuous
I will be ricocheting
you will be ricocheting
he/she/it will be ricocheting
we will be ricocheting
you will be ricocheting
they will be ricocheting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ricocheting
you have been ricocheting
he/she/it has been ricocheting
we have been ricocheting
you have been ricocheting
they have been ricocheting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ricocheting
you will have been ricocheting
he/she/it will have been ricocheting
we will have been ricocheting
you will have been ricocheting
they will have been ricocheting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ricocheting
you had been ricocheting
he/she/it had been ricocheting
we had been ricocheting
you had been ricocheting
they had been ricocheting
Conditional
I would ricochet
you would ricochet
he/she/it would ricochet
we would ricochet
you would ricochet
they would ricochet
Past Conditional
I would have ricocheted
you would have ricocheted
he/she/it would have ricocheted
we would have ricocheted
you would have ricocheted
they would have ricocheted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ricochet - a glancing reboundricochet - a glancing rebound      
backlash, rebound, recoil, repercussion - a movement back from an impact
Verb1.ricochet - spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
kick back, recoil, kick - spring back, as from a forceful thrust; "The gun kicked back into my shoulder"
bound off, skip - bound off one point after another
carom - rebound after hitting; "The car caromed off several lampposts"
bound, jump, leap, spring - move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"

ricochet

verb
To strike a surface at such an angle as to be deflected:
Translations
يَرْتَد
odrazit se
rikochettere
kimmota
endurkastast
rikošetuoti
trāpīt/atlēkt ar rikošetu
sekmek

ricochet

[ˈrɪkəʃeɪ]
A. N [of stone, bullet] → rebote m
B. VIrebotar (off de)

ricochet

[ˈrɪkəʃeɪ]
nricochet m
viricocher
to ricochet off sth → ricocher sur qch

ricochet

nAbprall m
viabprallen (off von); the stone ricocheted off the waterder Stein hüpfte auf dem Wasser

ricochet

[ˈrɪkəˌʃeɪ]
1. nrimbalzo
2. vi to ricochet (off)rimbalzare (contro)

ricochet

(ˈrikəʃei) past tense, past participle ˈricochetted (-ʃeid) verb
to hit something and bounce away at an angle. The bullet ricocheted off the wall.
References in classic literature ?
It was but a short time after that that Tudor tried the same trick on him, the bullets pattering about him like spiteful rain, thudding into the palm trunks, or glancing off in whining ricochets.
We had no ricochet to fear, and though one popped in through the roof of the log-house and out again through the floor, we soon got used to that sort of horse-play and minded it no more than cricket.
The bullet of your thought must have overcome its lateral and ricochet motion and fallen into its last and steady course before it reaches the ear of the hearer, else it may plow out again through the side of his head.