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bricole

[bri-kohl, brik-uh l] /brɪˈkoʊl, ˈbrɪk əl/
noun
1.
Billiards. a shot in which the cue ball strikes a cushion after touching the object ball and before hitting the carom ball.
2.
an indirect action or unexpected stroke.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; earlier, rebound off a court wall (in tennis), catapult < Middle French < Italian briccola, probably, with suffix substitution, < Langobardic *brihhil- that which breaks; compare Middle High German brechel-, derivative of brechen to break
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British Dictionary definitions for bricole

bricole

/brɪˈkəʊl; ˈbrɪkəl/
noun
1.
(billiards) a shot in which the cue ball touches a cushion after striking the object ball and before touching another ball
2.
(in ancient and medieval times) a military catapult for throwing stones, etc
3.
(esp formerly) a harness worn by soldiers for dragging guns or carrying stretchers
4.
an indirect or unexpected action
Word Origin
C16: from Old French: catapult, from Medieval Latin bricola, of uncertain origin
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