Ricochet is defined as to bounce off a surface and go another direction.(verb)
An example of to ricochet is for a basketball to come flying back after hitting the backboard.
The definition of a ricochet is an act of bouncing off a surface.(noun)
An example of a ricochet is a rubber ball flying back after hitting a wall.
See ricochet in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr; used first in fable du ricochet (story in which the narrator constantly evades the hearers' questions) < ?
See ricochet in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb ric·o·cheted (-shādˌ), ric·o·chet·ing (-shāˌĭng), ric·o·chets (-shāzˌ)
Origin: , from Old French, give-and-take.
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