Billiards, Pool. a shot in which the cue ball hits two balls in succession.
any strike and rebound, as a ball striking a wall and glancing off.
verb (used without object)
to make a carom.
to strike and rebound.
Also, carrom.

1770–80; by false analysis of carambole (taken as carom ball) < French < Spanish carambola, special use of fruit name; see carambola Unabridged
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carom (ˈkærəm)
(US), (Canadian) billiards Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): cannon
 a.  a shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball after another
 b.  the points scored by this
[C18: from earlier carambole (taken as carom ball), from Spanish carambola]

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Word Origin & History

1779, from Sp. carombola "the red ball in billiards," originally an orange tropical Asian fruit supposed to resemble a red billiard ball, from Marathi (southern Indian) karambal. The verb is 1860, from the noun.
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Example sentences
He said there are more rear end or carom types of conflicts because it is consecutive right turns.
Not to be confused with the carom billiards concept of a big ball.
On a carom table, the pockets themselves are replaced by additional diamonds.
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