the motion of an object or a projectile in rebounding or deflecting one or more times from the surface over which it is passing or against which it hits a glancing blow.
verb (used without object), ricocheted
[rik-uh-sheyd, rik-uh-sheyd] /ˌrɪk əˈʃeɪd, ˈrɪk əˌʃeɪd/ (Show IPA), ricocheting
[rik-uh-shey-ing, rik-uh-shey-ing] /ˌrɪk əˈʃeɪ ɪŋ, ˈrɪk əˌʃeɪ ɪŋ/ (Show IPA) or (especially British) ricochetted
[rik-uh-shet-id] /ˈrɪk əˌʃɛt ɪd/ (Show IPA), ricochetting
[rik-uh-shet-ing] /ˈrɪk əˌʃɛt ɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
to move in this way, as a projectile.
verb -chets, -cheting (-ˌʃeɪɪŋ), -cheted (-ˌʃeɪd), -chets, -chetting (-ˌʃɛtɪŋ), -chetted (-ˌʃɛtɪd)
(intransitive) (esp of a bullet) to rebound from a surface or surfaces, usually with a characteristic whining or zipping sound
the motion or sound of a rebounding object, esp a bullet
an object, esp a bullet, that ricochets
noun 1. Paul (pɔl) 1913–2005, French philosopher, noted for his work on theories of interpretation. His books include Philosophy of the Will (3 vols, 1950–60), Freud and Philosophy (1965), and The Living Metaphor (1975)
noun 1. a soft Italian cheese that resembles cottage cheese. noun 1. a soft white unsalted cheese made from sheep’s milk, used esp in making ravioli and gnocchi
noun 1. rickrack. noun 1. a narrow, zigzag braid or ribbon used as a trimming on clothing, linens, etc. noun 1. a zigzag braid used for trimming
abbreviation 1. Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors