a glancing rebound
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"
A peculiar gait used by certain animals such as the kangaroo who move by a type of bouncing motion.
A method of firing a projectile so that it skips along a surface.
An instance of ricocheting; a glancing rebound.
To rebound off something wildly in a seemingly random direction.
Origin: From ricochet.
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
to operate upon by ricochet firing. See Ricochet, n
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
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rik-ō-shā′, or -shet′, n. a rebound along the ground, as of a ball fired at a low elevation.—v.i. to skip along the ground:—pr.p. ricochet′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. ricochet′ted. [Fr.; ety. unknown.]
The numerical value of ricochet in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ricochet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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But it may actually ricochet on them.
The Taliban may be trying to slacken the resolve of the military by suggesting that there could be a tremendous human costs to the military offensive and create public pressure on the military to back off from this offensive, but it may actually ricochet on them.
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