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4 definitions found
 for Carom
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carom \Car"om\, n. [Prob. corrupted fr. F. carumboler to carom,
     carambolage a carom, carambole the red ball in billiards.]
     (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. In England it is called
     cannon.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carom \Car"om\, v. i. (Billiards)
     To make a carom.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  carom
      n 1: a glancing rebound [syn: ricochet, carom]
      2: a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object
         ball and then the other [syn: carom, cannon]
      v 1: rebound after hitting; "The car caromed off several
           lampposts"
      2: make a carom

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  95 Moby Thesaurus words for "carom":
     appulse, backfire, backlash, backlashing, bang, bang into,
     boomerang, bounce, bounce back, bound, bound back, brunt,
     bulldozing, bulling, bump, bump into, cannon, cannon off,
     carambole, carom into, clash, collide, collision,
     come into collision, concuss, concussion, confront each other,
     contrecoup, crack up, crack-up, crash, crash into, crump, crunch,
     dap, dash into, encounter, fall foul of, fly back, foul, glance,
     graze, hammering, have repercussions, hit, hit against, hurt,
     hurtle, impact, impinge, impingement, kick, kick back, kickback,
     knock, knock against, lash back, mauling, meet, meeting, onslaught,
     percuss, percussion, ramming, rebound, rebuff, recalcitrate,
     recalcitration, recoil, repercuss, repercussion, repulse, resile,
     resilience, ricochet, run into, shock, sideswipe, skim, skip,
     slam into, sledgehammering, smack into, smash, smash into,
     smash up, smash-up, smashing, snap back, spring, spring back,
     strike, strike against, thrusting, whomp
  
  

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