carom billiards

carom billiards
noun plural but usually singular in construction
: any of several games of billiards played with a cue and three balls on a pocketless table, points being scored by a player's causing the cue ball to carom from one object ball to another — compare balkline, pool, straight rail, three-cushion billiards

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  • carom — car·om || kærÉ™m n. hitting of two balls in succession (Billiards); striking and bouncing back v. hit and bounce back (of a ball); make a carom (Billiards) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

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