carom : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a glancing rebound
- n a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
- v rebound after hitting
The car caromed off several lampposts
- v make a carom
- 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.
- After Houston, he won American tournaments in several different categoriesnine ball, straight pool, rotation, one pocket, carom billiardsand two Southeast Asian Games gold .
- This means only one carom (popularly called billiard) can be scored until one of the object balls is driven out of balk; on the second carom one object ball must cross the line.
News & Articles
- 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.
June 29, 2013 - Isthmus
- Martin Brodeur in USA Today
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."
- Cory Sullivan in MLB.com
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...
- Matt Holliday in Chicago Tribune
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."