carom
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈkæ.ɹəm/
Noun

carom

  1. (countable, cue sports, especially billiards) A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player's ball.
  2. (uncountable) A billiard-like Indian game in which players take turns flicking checker-like pieces into one of four goals on the corners of a (one meter by one meter square) board.
Synonyms
  • (shot in which the cue ball strikes two balls) cannon (UK)
Translations
  • Russian: карамбо́ль
  • Spanish: carambola
Verb

carom (caroms, present participle caroming; past and past participle caromed)

  1. (intransitive) To make a carom shot in billiards.
  2. To strike and bounce back; to strike (something) and rebound.
    • Snow filled her mouth. She caromed off things she never saw, tumbling through a cluttered canyon like a steel marble falling through pins in a pachinko machine.
    • 1922, John Reed, Ten Days that Shook the World:
      [T]he grubit bombs went rolling back and forth over our feet, fetching up against the sides of the car with a crash. The big Red Guard, whose name was Vladimir Nicolaievitch, plied me with questions about America […] while we held on to each other and danced amid the caroming bombs.
Noun

carom (uncountable)

  1. (spices) ajwain



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