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Ricochet

Ric`o`chet´
n.1.A rebound or skipping, as of a ball along the ground when a gun is fired at a low angle of elevation, or of a fiat stone thrown along the surface of water.
Ricochet firing
(Mil.) the firing of guns or howitzers, usually with small charges, at an elevation of only a few degrees, so as to cause the balls or shells to bound or skip along the ground.
v. t.1.To operate upon by ricochet firing. See Ricochet, n.
[imp. & p. p. Ricochetted; p. pr. & vb. n. Ricochetting.]
v. i.1.To skip with a rebound or rebounds, as a flat stone on the surface of water, or a cannon ball on the ground. See Ricochet, n.
Noun1.ricochet - a glancing rebound
Synonyms: carom
Verb1.ricochet - spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
backlash, backlashing, boomerang, bounce back, bound, bound back, cannon, cannon off, carom, contrecoup, dap, fly back, graze, have repercussions, kick, kick back, kickback, lash back, rebuff, recalcitrate, recalcitration, repercuss, repercussion, repulse, resile, resilience, skim, skip, snap back, spring, spring back
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