carom carom

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a glancing rebound
  2. (n) a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
  3. (v) rebound after hitting
  4. (v) make a carom

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Usage(s):

  1. In the course of this alternately acute and naive odyssey, Wyatt and Billy carom from ranch to hippie commune to jail to the New Orleans Mardi Gras.
  2. But the crucial issue was Morocco, and there, Faure's carom shots had brought the crisis on himself.
  3. Tempos clash, keys carom off each other--it can be ugly.

News

  • An introduction to Madison billiards subculture

    Bars from Madison to Sydney have pool tables. But you don't see many 10-by-5-foot carom billiards tables, the kind with no pockets. And these days you mostly won't, unless you're obsessed with the antique game of three-cushion carom billiards, an intensely challenging pool-like game from a distant era.
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Isthmus

Quotes

  1. "The toughest save of the night for me was the one that hit the post," Brodeur said. "I saw it hit me, and I didn't know how hard it was going to (carom) back, so I just tried to cover it."
    on Apr 23, 2009 By: Martin Brodeur Source: USA Today

  2. "The difficult thing about it is the short fence [in distance from home plate]," Sullivan said. "It can carom off in different directions because of the design. Some of it's hard, some of it's soft, so you kind of have to give it room to play...
    on Apr 24, 2010 By: Cory Sullivan Source: MLB.com

  3. "It's a wall and if the ball hits it, it's going to bounce back," Holliday said. "There are not a whole lot of tricks to it [unless] the ball hits the numbers where they put up scores and [creates] a tricky carom."
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Matt Holliday Source: Chicago Tribune

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