ricochet[rik′ə s̸hā′, rik′ə s̸hā′; Brit, -s̸het′]
- The definition of a ricochet is an act of bouncing off a surface.
An example of a ricochet is a rubber ball flying back after hitting a wall.
- Ricochet is defined as to bounce off a surface and go another direction.
An example of to ricochet is for a basketball to come flying back after hitting the backboard.
- the oblique rebound or skipping of a bullet, stone, etc. after striking a surface at an angle
- a bullet, etc. that ricochets
Origin of ricochetFr; used first in fable du ricochet (story in which the narrator constantly evades the hearers' questions) ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
intransitive verbric·o·cheted , ric·o·chet·ing , ric·o·chets
Origin of ricochetFrench, from Old French, give-and-take.
(third-person singular simple present ricochets, present participle ricocheting or ricochetting, simple past and past participle ricocheted or ricochetted)
- To rebound off something wildly in a seemingly random direction.
- (military) To operate upon by ricochet firing.
From French ricochet.
ricochet - Computer Definition
The first high-speed (at that time) wireless Internet service for commuters in the U.S. Originally developed by Metricom, Inc. and launched in 1994 at 28.8 Kbps, its speed reached a minimum of 128 Kbps in 1999. However, with some 50,000 customers in 17 cities, Metricom closed its doors in 2001. Its assets were acquired by Aerie Networks and turned into Ricochet Networks with service restored in Denver and San Diego in 2002. A year later, Ricochet was acquired by EDL Holdings, and once again in 2004 by YDI Wireless, which later became Proxim Wireless Corporation. In 2008, Ricochet was shut down. A MicroCellular Data Network (MCDN) Ricochet used approximately 100 small "microcell" radio transceivers attached to utility poles within a 20-square mile cell. Each cell had one wired access point with a frame relay connection to the Internet. Ricochet modems attached to laptops via the serial port. See CDPD.