/kar"euhm/, n.
1. Billiards, Pool. a shot in which the cue ball hits two balls in succession.
2. any strike and rebound, as a ball striking a wall and glancing off.
3. to make a carom.
4. to strike and rebound.
Also, carrom.
[1770-80; by false analysis of carambole (taken as carom ball) < F < Sp carambola, special use of fruit name; see CARAMBOLA]

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