Ricochet meaning

rĭkə-shā, rĭkə-shā
The first high-speed 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.
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(military) A method of firing a projectile so that it skips along a surface.
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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.

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To rebound at least once from a surface.
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A bullet, etc. that ricochets.
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To make a ricochet motion.
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To rebound off something wildly in a seemingly random direction.
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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.

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The act or an instance of ricocheting.
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The oblique rebound or skipping of a bullet, stone, etc. after striking a surface at an angle.
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An instance of ricocheting; a glancing rebound.
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(military) To operate upon by ricochet firing.
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Origin of ricochet

  • French from Old French give-and-take

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French ricochet.

    From Wiktionary