verb (used without object), ric·o·cheted [rik-uh-sheyd, rik-uh-sheyd] /ˌrɪk əˈʃeɪd, ˈrɪk əˌʃeɪd/, ric·o·chet·ing [rik-uh-shey-ing, rik-uh-shey-ing] /ˌrɪk əˈʃeɪ ɪŋ, ˈrɪk əˌʃeɪ ɪŋ/ or (especially British) ric·o·chet·ted [rik-uh-shet-id] /ˈrɪk əˌʃɛt ɪd/, ric·o·chet·ting [rik-uh-shet-ing] /ˈrɪk əˌʃɛt ɪŋ/.
Origin of ricochet
Synonyms for ricochet
Examples from the Web for ricochet
Contemporary Examples of ricochet
Overnight, a bar owner was shot in the leg by a ricochet bullet.In Rome’s Riots, Cries for Mussolini and Attacks on Refugees
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 14, 2014
At the same time, there are those who ricochet between denial and rationalization.The Mayor McCrack Show
November 1, 2013
Historical Examples of ricochet
Henceforward I could only learn, as it were, by ricochet what was going on.The Dew of Their Youth
S. R. Crockett
The similarity of this bullet to that seen in the ricochet in fig. 32 was exact.
Effect of ricochet in the production of severe forms of injury.
Perhaps he had mistaken it for the ricochet of a round shot.The Rifle Rangers
Captain Mayne Reid
So I tache, as they say at musketry-instruction, by direct and ricochet fire.Soldier Stories
verb -chets, -cheting (-ˌʃeɪɪŋ), -cheted (-ˌʃeɪd), -chets, -chetting (-ˌʃɛtɪŋ) or -chetted (-ˌʃɛtɪd)
Word Origin for ricochet
1758, originally in a military sense, from French ricochet (n.) "the skipping of a shot, or of a flat stone on water" (see ricochet (n.). Related: Ricochetted; ricochetting.
1769, from ricochet (v.) or French ricochet "the skipping of a shot or of a flat stone on water," but in earliest French use (15c.) "verbal to-and-fro," and only in the phrase fable du ricochet, an entertainment in which the teller of a tale skillfully evades questions, and chanson du ricochet, a kind of repetitious song; of uncertain origin.