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ˈkær əmcar·om

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ricochet, caromnoun

    a glancing rebound

  2. carom, cannonverb

    a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other

  3. caromverb

    rebound after hitting

    "The car caromed off several lampposts"

  4. caromverb

    make a carom

Wiktionary

  1. caromnoun

    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.

    Etymology: Probably corrupted from French carumboler, carambole being the red ball in billiards.

  2. caromnoun

    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.

    Etymology: Probably corrupted from French carumboler, carambole being the red ball in billiards.

  3. caromverb

    To make a carom.

    Etymology: Probably corrupted from French carumboler, carambole being the red ball in billiards.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caromnoun

    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

    Etymology: [Prob. corrupted fr. F. carumboler to carom, carambolage a carom, carambole the red ball in billiards.]

  2. Caromverb

    to make a carom

    Etymology: [Prob. corrupted fr. F. carumboler to carom, carambolage a carom, carambole the red ball in billiards.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carom

    kar′om, n. an abbreviation for Carambole, the same as Cannon in billiards.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carom in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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