Definition of ricochet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    ricochet

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈrɪkəʃeɪ//
     
    , also BrE//ˈrɪkəʃet//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪkəʃeɪ//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] a ball, bullet or stone that ricochets A woman protester was killed by a ricochet.
  2. 2[uncountable] the action of ricocheting the ricochet of bricks and bottles off police riot shields
  3. Word Origin mid 18th cent.: from French, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ricochet

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