ricochet
[ rik-uh-shey ]
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Part of Speech noun, verb
Origin + Etymology
Mid 18th century; French from French, of unknown origin
Synonyms
    1.
  • bounce back
  • deflect
  • backfire
  • boomerang
  • recoil
  • return
    2.
  • unavailable
Antonyms
    1.
  • unavailable
    2.
  • unavailable
Definition
1. to move in this way, as a projectile
2. the motion of an object or a projectile in rebounding or deflecting one or more times from the surface over which it is passing or against which it hits a glancing blow
Examples
1. A) The ball ricocheted off the wall and hit her in the face. B) Luke threw the pebble and it ricocheted across the water.
2. A) The ricochet hit him; he could not evade it. B) She was hit by a ricochet bullet, but she survived.
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