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bricole

[ bri-kohl, brik-uhl ]
/ brɪˈkoʊl, ˈbrɪk əl /
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noun
Billiards. a shot in which the cue ball strikes a cushion after touching the object ball and before hitting the carom ball.
an indirect action or unexpected stroke.
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Origin of bricole

1515–25; earlier, rebound off a court wall (in tennis), catapult <Middle French <Italian briccola, probably, with suffix substitution, <Langobardic *brihhil- that which breaks; compare Middle High German brechel-, derivative of brechen to break
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British Dictionary definitions for bricole

bricole
/ (brɪˈkəʊl, ˈbrɪkəl) /

noun
billiards a shot in which the cue ball touches a cushion after striking the object ball and before touching another ball
(in ancient and medieval times) a military catapult for throwing stones, etc
(esp formerly) a harness worn by soldiers for dragging guns or carrying stretchers
an indirect or unexpected action

Word Origin for bricole

C16: from Old French: catapult, from Medieval Latin bricola, of uncertain origin
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