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English definition of “ricochet”


verb [I] uk   /ˈrɪk.ə.ʃeɪ/ us  
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
noun [C] uk   us  
He was hit by a ricochet from a stray bullet.BouncingJumping
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