from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A collision followed by a rebound.
- n. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball successively strikes two other balls. Also called billiard.
- n. A similar shot in a related game, such as pool.
- intransitive v. To collide and rebound; glance: The car caromed off the guardrail into the ditch.
- intransitive v. To make a carom, as in billiards.
- transitive v. To cause to carom.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player's ball; in England it is called cannon.
- n. An Indian game played on a board measuring one meter by one meter square. Players take turns flicking checker-like pieces into one of four goals on the corners of the table. This billiard-like game is played entirely with the fingers, and usually while sitting on the floor.
- v. To make a carom.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player's ball. In England it is called cannon.
- intransitive v. To make a carom.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In billiards, the hitting of two or three balls in succession by the cue-ball from one stroke of the cue: in Great Britain sometimes called cannon. Also spelled carrom.
- In billiards, to make a carom (which see).
- To strike or collide against a thing and then rebound or glance off again; cannon: usually with on, and common in racing slang: as, Eclipse caromed on High-flyer and injured his chance of winning.
- Also spelled carrom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. rebound after hitting
- n. a glancing rebound
- v. make a carom
- n. a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
Short for carambole, a stroke at billiards, from French, a billiard ball, from Spanish carambola, a stroke at billiards, perhaps from Portuguese, carambola; see carambola.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably corrupted from French carumboler, carambole being the red ball in billiards. (Wiktionary)