- Billiards any shot in which the cue ball bounces off a cushion or an object ball; specif., such a shot that successively hits the two object balls, giving the shooter a score in most games
- a striking against a surface and rebounding at an angle
Origin of caromfrom French carambole from Spanish carambola; origin, originally , kind of fruit from Malay karambil
- to make a carom
- to strike against a surface and rebound at an angle
- A collision followed by a rebound.
- a. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball successively strikes two other balls. Also called billiard .b. A similar shot in a related game, such as pool.
verbcar·omed, car·om·ing, car·oms
- To collide and rebound; glance: The car caromed off the guardrail into the ditch.
- To make a carom, as in billiards.
Origin of caromShort for carambole a stroke at billiards from French a billiard ball from Spanish carambola a stroke at billiards perhaps from Portuguese carambola ; see carambola .
- (cue sports, especially billiards) A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player's ball.
- A billiard-like Indian game in which players take turns flicking checker-like pieces into one of four goals on the corners of (one meter by one meter square) board.
(third-person singular simple present caroms, present participle caroming, simple past and past participle caromed)
Probably corrupted from French carambole (the red ball in billiards).