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Definition 1: a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for carom in the sense of this definition

(carom is a kind of ...) (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

"it took two strokes to get out of the bunker" "a good shot requires good balance and tempo" "he left me an almost impossible shot"

(... is part of carom) any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls

(... is part of carom) any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets

Definition 2: a glancing rebound - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for carom in the sense of this definition

(carom is a kind of ...) a movement back from an impact

Definition 3: make a carom - [verb of contact]

(carom is a kind of ...) throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective

"shoot craps" "shoot a golf ball"

(carom belongs to category ...) any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls

Definition 4: rebound after hitting - [verb of motion]

Samples where carom or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car caromed off several lampposts

(carom is a kind of ...) spring back; spring away from an impact

"The rubber ball bounced" "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

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