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5 definitions found
 for ricochet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ricochet \Ric`o*chet"\, n. [F.]
     1. A rebound or skipping, as of a bullet bouncing off a hard
        surface, or off the ground when a gun is fired at a low
        angle of elevation, or of a flat stone thrown along the
        surface of water.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A peculiar gait used by certain animals such as the
        kangaroo who move by a type of bouncing motion.
        [PJC]
  
              Kangaroos and wallabies (macropodids) as well as
              kangaroo mice and jerboas, locate themselves
              differently, though, and do not use the forelimbs at
              all in their distinctive modus locatus, to which
              Muybridge applied the term "ricochet", . . . --Jaime
                                                    A. Headden
        [PJC]
  
     Ricochet firing (Mil.), the firing of guns or howitzers,
        usually with small charges, at an elevation of only a few
        degrees, so as to cause the balls or shells to bound or
        skip along the ground.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ricochet \Ric`o*chet"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ricochetted; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Ricochetting.]
     To operate upon by ricochet firing. See Ricochet, n. [R.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ricochet \Ric`o*chet"\, v. i.
     To skip with a rebound or rebounds, as a flat stone on the
     surface of water, or a cannon ball on the ground. See
     Ricochet, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ricochet
      n 1: a glancing rebound [syn: ricochet, carom]
      v 1: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball
           bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite
           after they collide" [syn: bounce, resile, take a hop,
           spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate,
           ricochet]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "ricochet":
     backfire, backlash, backlashing, boomerang, bounce, bounce back,
     bound, bound back, cannon, cannon off, carom, contrecoup, dap,
     fly back, graze, have repercussions, kick, kick back, kickback,
     lash back, rebound, rebuff, recalcitrate, recalcitration, recoil,
     repercuss, repercussion, repulse, resile, resilience, skim, skip,
     snap back, spring, spring back
  
  

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