carom ball


carom ball
noun
: the second ball hit by the cue ball in making a carom in billiards

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Billiards, Pool.
the ball struck by the cue ball in rebounding off the object ball. Cf. object ball (def. 1).
[1770-80]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • carom ball — Billiards, Pool. the ball struck by the cue ball in rebounding off the object ball. Cf. object ball (def. 1). [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • carom — /kar euhm/, n. 1. Billiards, Pool. a shot in which the cue ball hits two balls in succession. 2. any strike and rebound, as a ball striking a wall and glancing off. v.i. 3. to make a carom. 4. to strike and rebound. Also, carrom. [1770 80; by… …   Universalium

  • carom — car•om [[t]ˈkær əm[/t]] n. 1) gam a shot in billiards or pool in which the cue ball hits two balls in succession 2) gam any hit and rebound 3) gam to hit and rebound • Etymology: 1770–80; by false analysis of carambole (taken as carom ball) <… …   From formal English to slang

  • Carom billiards — Carom billiards, sometimes called carambole billiards or simply carambole and, in some cases, used as a synonym for the game of straight rail from which many carom games derive, is the overarching title of a family of billiards games generally… …   Wikipedia

  • Carom — Car om, n. [Prob. corrupted fr. F. carumboler to carom, carambolage a carom, carambole the red ball in billiards.] (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carom — [kar′əm] n. [< Fr carambole < Sp carambola; orig., kind of fruit < Malay karambil] 1. 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,… …   English World dictionary

  • carom — (n.) 1779, earlier carambole (1775), from Fr. carambole, from Sp. carombola the red ball in billiards, perhaps originally an orange tropical Asian fruit supposed to resemble a red billiard ball, from Marathi (southern Indian) karambal. The verb… …   Etymology dictionary

  • carom billiards — ▪ game also called  French billiards,         game played with three balls (two white and one red) on a table without pockets, in which the object is to drive one of the white balls (cue ball) into both of the other balls. Each carom thus… …   Universalium

  • carom — I. noun Etymology: by shortening & alteration from obsolete carambole, from Spanish carambola Date: 1779 1. a. a shot in billiards in which the cue ball strikes each of two object balls b. a shot in pool in which an object ball strikes another… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carom — 1. noun ˈkærʌm a) 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 players ball; in England it is called cannon. b) An Indian game played on a board… …   Wiktionary


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