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Ricochet   /rˈɪkəʃˌeɪ/   Listen
Ricochet

noun
1.
A glancing rebound.  Synonym: carom.






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"Ricochet" Quotes from Famous Books



... gun resounded, and we held our breath as the ponderous shot hurtled past us. The first few were wide of the mark, but we were not long to go scatheless. One of the terrible projectiles struck the water by the starboard quarter, rose over the side with a tremendous ricochet, bowled over one of the men, and smashed the top of the opposite bulwark. Immediately after another tore transversely across the decks, playing, as Chubb afterwards said, "all-fired smash" with everything it encountered, ...
— Under the Dragon Flag - My Experiences in the Chino-Japanese War • James Allan



Words linked to "Ricochet" :   reverberate, skip, repercussion, jump, bound off, kick, kick back, leap, backlash



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