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/.
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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|DAILY BEAST
At the same time, there are those who ricochet between denial and rationalization.
Yes: might put in a small charge, and skip the ball, ricochet it along the water.Left on Labrador|Charles Asbury Stephens
These wounds are the result of ricochet firing, a kind of practice which enables a shot to drop in the most unexpected places.Curiosities of Civilization|Andrew Wynter
The hissing rush of projectiles, as they struck the water and exploded by impact, or shrieked in ricochet overhead.Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew|Robert McReynolds
Balls cannot ricochet; and shells often sink into the mud, and thus are either extinguished or explode with but little effect.
Nothing could ruffle Tacony, or produce one false step: he flew round the course, every stride like the ricochet of a 32lb.Lands of the Slave and the Free|Henry A. Murray