Dictionary.com

carom

or car·rom

[ kar-uhm ]
/ ˈkær əm /
Save This Word!

noun
Billiards, Pool. a shot in which the cue ball hits two balls in succession.
any strike and rebound, as a ball striking a wall and glancing off.
verb (used without object)
to make a carom.
to strike and rebound.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of carom

1770–80; by false analysis of carambole (taken as carom ball) <French <Spanish carambola, special use of fruit name; see carambola
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use carom in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for carom

carom
/ (ˈkærəm) /

noun
billiards, US and Canadian
  1. a shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball after another
  2. the points scored by this
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): cannon

Word Origin for carom

C18: from earlier carambole (taken as carom ball), from Spanish carambola
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK