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Definition of the noun carom

What does carom mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: caroms

  1. a glancing rebound
  2. a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of carom: cannon
    • more generic words: shot / stroke = the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    • part of: billiards = any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls; pocket billiards / pool = any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets

Alternative definition of the noun carom

noun

  1. [context: cue sports, especially 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 more balls with the player's ball; in England it is called cannon.
  2. An Indian game played on a board measuring one meter by one meter square. Players take turns flicking checker-like pieces into one of four goals on the corners of the table. This billiard-like game is played entirely with the fingers, and usually while sitting on the floor.

Specialised definition of the noun carom

Glossary of sports / hockey / ice hockey

a rebound of the puck off the boards or any other object

Definition of the verb carom

What does carom mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: caromed | caroming | caroms

  1. rebound after hitting
  2. make a carom
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • domain: billiards
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: shoot = throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective

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Google previewPictorial Composition and the Critical Judgment of Pictures (1903)

A Handbook for Students and Lovers of Art by Henry Rankin Poore

A cushion carom is an artistic thing ; a set-up shot is the beginner's delight. In the " Allegory of Spring," 1 by Botticelli, we have a sample of structure lacking both circular cohesion and the stability of the cross adhesion. Like separate figures and ...

Google preview"Many happy returns of the day!" (1860)

a birth-day book by Charles Cowden Clarke, Mary Cowden Clarke

carom is an elegant hit, and if at the same time you pocket any or all of the three balls by the same stroke, you win several points to your game; these points, of course, progressing in amount proportionately with the number of objects which ...

Google previewRemember the Fifth of November (2015)

by Michael Fitzalan

Carom is an Indian board game. Ad Bec is a dish best eaten cold; a schoolboy takes revenge on a bully. The story is set in a seventies progressive preparatory school. Stephen is a late arrival at a prep school in the depths of Shropshire.

Google previewThe English Marvel Literature Reader – 6

by Brinda Dutta

Carom is a popular game in ...

Google preview22 Robert Cecil and the Gunpowder Treason and Plot (2015)

by Michael Fitzalan

Carom is an Indian board game. Ad Bec is a dish best eaten cold; a schoolboy takes revenge on a bully. The story is set in a seventies progressive preparatory school. Stephen is a late arrival at a prep school in the depths of Shropshire.

Google previewThe Spice of Vegetarian Cooking (1986)

Ethnic Recipes from India, China, Mexico, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe by Martha Rose Shulman

Carom is the seed of the lovage plant and is used in Indian dishes. The seeds look like celery seeds and have a sharp, hot taste and thyme-like aroma. It is sold in Indian grocery stores and is used as a flavoring in Indian vegetable dishes, ...

Google previewMetastasis of Breast Cancer (2007)

by R.E. Mansel, Oystein Fodstad, Wen G. Jiang

Carom was highly resistant to Triton X-100 extractions and recruited CASK to the Triton X-100-insoluble structures. Carom is a binding partner for CASK, which interacts with CASK in polarised epithelial cells, and may link it to the cytoskeleton.

Google previewPool and Billiards For Dummies (2010)

by Nicholas Leider

Aiming a carom is a bit more complex than a regular old shot where the cue ball hits an object ball into a pocket. After all, you're introducing another Figure 15-12: Determine ...

Google previewThe Wrong Word Dictionary (2012)

2,500 Most Commonly Confused Words by Dave Dowling

Carom means to collide and rebound. We held our breath as a few racing cars caromed.

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

2% inches in diameter were used, but it is so seldom played now tliat it needs no further notice, ita place having been taken by the four-ball carom game, which in turn is giving place to the ...

Google previewSports web encyclopaedia (2005)

Sang Chun Lee and Michael Kang welcomes you to Carom Cafe Billiards, the new center for 3-Cushion Billiards in the USA! Full description...

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Carom Meaning

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Scrabble value of C3A1R1O1M3

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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