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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a glancing rebound;
[syn: ricochet, carom]


VERB (1)

1. spring back; spring away from an impact;
- Example: "The rubber ball bounced"
- Example: "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide"
[syn: bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet]

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ricochet \Ric`o*chet"\, n. [F.] 1. A rebound or skipping, as of a bullet bouncing off a hard surface, or off the ground when a gun is fired at a low angle of elevation, or of a flat stone thrown along the surface of water. [1913 Webster] 2. A peculiar gait used by certain animals such as the kangaroo who move by a type of bouncing motion. [PJC] Kangaroos and wallabies (macropodids) as well as kangaroo mice and jerboas, locate themselves differently, though, and do not use the forelimbs at all in their distinctive modus locatus, to which Muybridge applied the term "ricochet", . . . --Jaime A. Headden [PJC] Ricochet firing (Mil.), the firing of guns or howitzers, usually with small charges, at an elevation of only a few degrees, so as to cause the balls or shells to bound or skip along the ground. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ricochet \Ric`o*chet"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ricochetted; p. pr. & vb. n. Ricochetting.] To operate upon by ricochet firing. See Ricochet, n. [R.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ricochet \Ric`o*chet"\, v. i. To skip with a rebound or rebounds, as a flat stone on the surface of water, or a cannon ball on the ground. See Ricochet, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

ricochet n 1: a glancing rebound [syn: ricochet, carom] v 1: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide" [syn: bounce, resile, take a hop, spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate, ricochet]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "ricochet": backfire, backlash, backlashing, boomerang, bounce, bounce back, bound, bound back, cannon, cannon off, carom, contrecoup, dap, fly back, graze, have repercussions, kick, kick back, kickback, lash back, rebound, rebuff, recalcitrate, recalcitration, recoil, repercuss, repercussion, repulse, resile, resilience, skim, skip, snap back, spring, spring back