Definitions for ricochetˌrɪk əˈʃeɪ, ˈrɪk əˌʃeɪ; esp. Brit. ˈrɪk əˌʃɛt; -ˈʃeɪd, -ˌʃeɪd; -ˈʃeɪ ɪŋ, -ˌʃeɪ ɪŋ; -ˌʃɛ

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  1. ricochet, carom(verb)

    a glancing rebound

  2. bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet(verb)

    spring back; spring away from an impact

    "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"

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  1. Ricochet(n.)

    A peculiar gait used by certain animals such as the kangaroo who move by a type of bouncing motion.

  2. Origin: [F.]

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. ricochet(Noun)

    A method of firing a projectile so that it skips along a surface.

  2. ricochet(Noun)

    An instance of ricocheting; a glancing rebound.

  3. ricochet(Verb)

    To rebound off something wildly in a seemingly random direction.

  4. Origin: From ricochet.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Ricochet(noun)

    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

  2. Ricochet(verb)

    to operate upon by ricochet firing. See Ricochet, n

  3. Ricochet(verb)

    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

  4. Origin: [F.]

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  1. Ricochet

    A ricochet is a rebound, bounce or skip off a surface, particularly in the case of a projectile. The possibility of ricochet is one of the reasons for the common firearms safety rule "Never shoot at a flat, hard surface." Ricochets are sometimes called car[r]oms.

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