- 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 verb-·cheted· or Brit.-·chet·ted , -·chet·ing or Brit.-·chet·ting
Origin of ricochetFr ricocher < the n.