Billiards , chiefly North American
Make a carom; strike and rebound.
- But the ball caromed off a tree and bounced back into a bunker, leaving a shot at the green.
- In the bottom of the fifth inning, Manny Ramirez hit a shot down the third base line that caromed off the stands and struck Gerry Davis, the left field line umpire.
- The ball crashed off the center field wall before caroming back onto the outfield grass.
Late 18th century: abbreviation of carambole, from Spanish carambola, apparently from bola 'ball'.
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