He learned to play French carom and pyramid pool,—every thing in fact.
carom, kar′om, n. an abbreviation for Carambole, the same as Cannon in billiards.
We came near making a carom sometimes, but not the one we were trying to make.
A festive grasshopper jumps up into my face, and makes a carom on the web.
If the ball be pocketed after having made a carom or winning hazard, the player cannot score the count he may have made.
To make a carom, the player must cause his own ball to strike two or more balls in the same shot.
Max stopped in the act of trying for a carom, and stared at his sister.
The game is played with three balls only, two white and one red, and on a carom table.
Monty thrust a franc in her hand and turned quickly from her to carom against a tall well-dressed man who was passing.
On a carom table he has the right to play on either ball, even though both should be within the “string.”
1779, earlier carambole (1775), from French carambole "the red ball in billiards," from Spanish carombola "the red ball in billiards," perhaps originally "fruit of the tropical Asian carambola tree," which is round and orange and supposed to resemble a red billiard ball; from Marathi (southern Indian) karambal. Originally a type of stroke involving the red ball:
If the Striker hits the Red and his Adversary's Ball with his own Ball he played with, he wins two Points; which Stroke is called a Carambole, or for Shortness, a Carrom. ["Hoyle's Games Improved," London, 1779]
1860, from carom (n.). Related: Caromed; caroming.