Meaning of rebound
Pronunciation: (v.ri-bound', rē'bound'n.rē'bound&sec, ri-bound'), [key]
- to bound or spring back from force of impact.
- to recover, as from ill health or discouragement.
- to gain hold of rebounds: a forward who rebounds well off the offensive board.
- to cause to bound back; cast back.
- to gain hold of (a rebound): The guard rebounded the ball in backcourt.
- the act of rebounding; recoil.
- a ball that bounces off the backboard or the rim of the basket.
- an instance of gaining hold of such a ball.
- a puck that bounces off the gear or person of a goalkeeper attempting to make a save.
- He hit the ball on the rebound.
- after bouncing off the ground, a wall, etc.:He hit the ball on the rebound.
- after being rejected by another:She didn't really love him; she married him on the rebound.
- rebound (Thesaurus)