At the same time, there are those who ricochet between denial and rationalization.
Overnight, a bar owner was shot in the leg by a ricochet bullet.
How is he to escape this ricochet cross-firing of so many opposite batteries of police and regulation?
Henceforward I could only learn, as it were, by ricochet what was going on.
Are you sure that what you saw there on the curb was a ricochet mark or could you clearly identify that in your own mind?
The similarity of this bullet to that seen in the ricochet in fig. 32 was exact.
He had held up his arm to give the signal when a ricochet took his hand off cleanly.
Effect of ricochet in the production of severe forms of injury.
By a ricochet fire, artillery is said to increase its effect, from one-fourth to one-half.
Perhaps he had mistaken it for the ricochet of a round shot.
1758, originally in a military sense, from French ricochet (n.) "the skipping of a shot, or of a flat stone on water" (see ricochet (n.). Related: Ricochetted; ricochetting.
1769, from ricochet (v.) or French ricochet "the skipping of a shot or of a flat stone on water," but in earliest French use (15c.) "verbal to-and-fro," and only in the phrase fable du ricochet, an entertainment in which the teller of a tale skillfully evades questions, and chanson du ricochet, a kind of repetitious song; of uncertain origin.