Definition of carom verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

carom

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkærəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærəm//
 
[intransitive](especially North American English)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they carom
BrE BrE//ˈkærəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærəm//
 
he / she / it caroms
BrE BrE//ˈkærəmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærəmz//
 
past simple caromed
BrE BrE//ˈkærəmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærəmd//
 
past participle caromed
BrE BrE//ˈkærəmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærəmd//
 
-ing form caroming
BrE BrE//ˈkærəmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærəmɪŋ//
 
 
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to hit a surface and come off it fast at a different angle Word Origin late 18th cent.: abbreviation of carambole, from Spanish carambola, apparently from bola ‘ball’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carom