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English definition of “ricochet”


verb [I]     /ˈrɪk.ə.ʃeɪ/
If a ball or bullet ricochets, it hits a surface and moves away from it at an angle: The ball ricocheted off the goalkeeper and into the net.BouncingJumping ricochet     noun [C] He was hit by a ricochet from a stray bullet.BouncingJumping
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