from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To rebound at least once from a surface.
- n. The act or an instance of ricocheting.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A method of firing a projectile so that it skips along a surface.
- n. An instance of ricocheting; a glancing rebound.
- v. To rebound off something wildly in a seemingly random direction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rebound or skipping, as of a ball along the ground when a gun is fired at a low angle of elevation, or of a fiat stone thrown along the surface of water.
- transitive v. To operate upon by ricochet firing. See ricochet, n.
- intransitive v. To skip with a rebound or rebounds, as a flat stone on the surface of water, or a cannon ball on the ground. See ricochet, n.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The motion of an object which rebounds from a flat surface over which it is passing, as in the case of a stone thrown along the surface of water.
- To bound by touching the earth or the surface of water and glancing off, as a cannon-ball.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. spring back; spring away from an impact
- n. a glancing rebound
French, from Old French, give-and-take.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French ricochet. (Wiktionary)