Billiards, Pool. a shot in which the cue ball hits two balls in succession.
any strike and rebound, as a ball striking a wall and glancing off.
to make a carom.
to strike and rebound.
We simply fell over the cliff, plunging, caroming, and ricocheting down through the masses of vegetation.
In Africa John T. McCutcheon
Kenniston’s shoulder hit the captain and sent him caroming into Murdock.
The World with a Thousand Moons Edmond Hamilton
Screaming insanely the people rushed about the chamber, caroming from one another, stumbling and falling.
Red Nails Robert E. Howard
Allan plunged down into the darkness, caroming from wall to wall as he half ran, half fell, down the twisting stairs.
When the Sleepers Woke Arthur Leo Zagat
Close in the fork he was protected on either side from the hammering blows of the caroming timber.
The Promise James B. Hendryx
“Just a lady and a bossy,” said the Girl, as she reined in the Pony abruptly, and sent the Bossy caroming off into the bushes.
The Sick-a-Bed Lady Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
(billiards, US & Canadian)
a shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball after another
the points scored by this
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) cannon
1779, earlier carambole (1775), from French carambole “the red ball in billiards,” from Spanish carombola “the red ball in billiards,” perhaps originally “fruit of the tropical Asian carambola tree,” which is round and orange and supposed to resemble a red billiard ball; from Marathi (southern Indian) karambal. Originally a type of stroke involving the red ball:
If the Striker hits the Red and his Adversary’s Ball with his own Ball he played with, he wins two Points; which Stroke is called a Carambole, or for Shortness, a Carrom. [“Hoyle’s Games Improved,” London, 1779]
1860, from carom (n.). Related: Caromed; caroming.
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