from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In billiards, that kiss-shot, so called, in which the cue-ball drives the first object-ball against the second and meets the latter on its return from cushion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as rencounter, n.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A chance meeting or encounter.


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From Middle French rencontre.



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  • "Here the ground was measured out, and at the drop of a handkerchief each young man shot the other in the belly... 'Did you know about this rencontre, Stephen?' asked Jack that evening."

    --P. O'Brian, The Commodore, 245

    March 18, 2008