intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-chets /-ʃeɪz/, -cheting /-ʃeɪɪŋ/, -cheted /-ʃeɪd/)
- [bullet] rebotar, retachar (Mexico/México) the bullet ricocheted off the wall la bala rebotó or (in Mexico also/en México también) retachó en la paredMore example sentences
- Bullets can ricochet off water, rocks, trees, metal, and other hard surfaces.
- Lucas instinctively covered his head as the attack endured, the bullets ricocheting against every surface they struck.
- Bullets ricochet off rock surfaces, and broken glass crunches underneath your boots.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.