- IPA: /ˈkæ.ɹəm/
- (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.
- (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.
- (shot in which the cue ball strikes two balls) cannon (UK)
- Russian: карамбо́ль
- Spanish: carambola
carom (caroms, present participle caroming; past and past participle caromed)
- (intransitive) To make a carom shot in billiards.
- 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.
- (spices) ajwain