- 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.
- to make a carom.
- to strike and rebound.
Origin of carom
Examples from the Web for caromed
The Infiniti suddenly backed up into the radio cars then caromed forward into a turn.In Months Before Wild Capitol Scene, Miriam Carey Battled Psychosis
October 5, 2013
Burke's glasses flew from his face, hit the catwalk and caromed off to the ground.Shaman
Something wriggled at his knees and caromed off against Verba.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
Allen blocked it with his chest and caromed it over to Swift.
It caromed off at a crazy angle, wobbling in its flight as the mercury within rolled from side to side.
At the door he tried to move aside but was too slow for the quick moving young woman who caromed off him.Mercenary
Dallas McCord Reynolds
- billiards, US and Canadian
- a shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball after another
- the points scored by this
Word Origin and History for caromed
1860, from carom (n.). Related: Caromed; caroming.
1779, earlier carambole (1775), from French carambole "the red ball in billiards," from Spanish carombola "the red ball in billiards," perhaps originally "fruit of the tropical Asian carambola tree," which is round and orange and supposed to resemble a red billiard ball; from Marathi (southern Indian) karambal. Originally a type of stroke involving the red ball:
If the Striker hits the Red and his Adversary's Ball with his own Ball he played with, he wins two Points; which Stroke is called a Carambole, or for Shortness, a Carrom. ["Hoyle's Games Improved," London, 1779]