carom

or car·rom

[ kar-uh m ]
/ ˈkær əm /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. carolingian,
  2. carolingians,
  3. carolinian,
  4. carolus,
  5. carolyn,
  6. carom ball,
  7. caroní,
  8. carotenase,
  9. carotene,
  10. carotenemia

Origin of carom

1770–80; by false analysis of carambole (taken as carom ball) < French < Spanish carambola, special use of fruit name; see carambola

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British Dictionary definitions for caromed

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

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Word Origin and History for caromed
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