Synonyms for carom

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He learned to play French carom and pyramid pool,—every thing in fact.

Max stopped in the act of trying for a carom, and stared at his sister.

"Yes, a good many years," answered Stark, as he made a carom.

Finally, once I made a great fluke—a carom, followed by most of the balls falling into the pockets.

Carom, kar′om, n. an abbreviation for Carambole, the same as Cannon in billiards.

Monty thrust a franc in her hand and turned quickly from her to carom against a tall well-dressed man who was passing.

That wa'n't a marker though, to the reverse English carom Sadie takes after we'd got into a cab and started for her hotel.

A festive grasshopper jumps up into my face, and makes a carom on the web.

The pig now lay still, and satisfied that he had killed it, he tried to repeat the carom, but failed.

We came near making a carom sometimes, but not the one we were trying to make.

WORD ORIGIN

1779, earlier carambole (1775), from French carambole "the red ball in billiards," from Spanish carombola "the red ball in billiards," perhaps originally "fruit of the tropical Asian carambola tree," which is round and orange and supposed to resemble a red billiard ball; from Marathi (southern Indian) karambal. Originally a type of stroke involving the red ball:

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