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.
(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.
(in the Philippines) a light, two-wheeled covered vehicle, usually drawn by one horse. Historical Examples In rural places if a carromata driver cannot find a leather horse-collar, he improvises one of banana-leaf. The Philippine Islands John Foreman It was a cross between the carromata of the Philippines and a covered dog-cart. Across the Equator Thomas […]
a liniment containing limewater and linseed oil, used in medicine chiefly for burns. Historical Examples carron-oil, kar′on-oil, n. a liniment composed of linseed-oil and lime-water. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various noun an ointment of limewater and linseed oil, formerly used to treat burns
noun an obsolete naval gun of short barrel and large bore Historical Examples The carronade had a powder chamber like many of the earliest guns known, and was similar to a mortar. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4 Various Also, the violent recoil by which a carronade is often thrown off the slide […]
a plant, Daucus carota, of the parsley family, having pinnately decompound leaves and umbels of small white or yellow flowers, in its wild form a widespread, familiar weed, and in cultivation valued for its edible root. the nutritious, orange to yellow root of this plant, eaten raw or cooked. something hoped for or promised as […]