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Meaning of ricochet

ric•o•chet

Pronunciation: (rik"u-shā', rik'u-shā" or, esp. Brit., rik'u-shet"), [key]
— n., v., -cheted -chet•ing -chet•ted -chet•ting
—n.
  1. 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.
—v.i.
  1. to move in this way, as a projectile.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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