| source : web1913 | Carom \Car"om\, n. [Prob. corrupted fr. F. carumboler to carom, carambolage a carom, carambole the red ball in billiards.] (Billiards) A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player's ball. In England it is called {cannon}. | source : web1913 | Carom \Car"om\, v. i. (Billiards) To make a carom. | source : wn | carom n 1: a glancing rebound [syn: {ricochet}] 2: a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other [syn: {cannon}] v 1: rebound after hitting: "The car caromed off several lampposts" [syn: {glance}] 2: make a carom, in billiards