Meaning of “ricochet” in the English Dictionary

"ricochet" in British English

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ricochetverb [ I ]

uk /ˈrɪk.ə.ʃeɪ/ us /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.
ricochet
noun [ C ] uk us

He was hit by a ricochet from a stray bullet.

(Definition of “ricochet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ricochetverb [ I ]

us /ˈrɪk·əˌʃeɪ/

(of a ball, bullet, or other small object) to bounce off a surface:

The ball ricocheted off the goalie’s foot and into the net.
ricochet
noun [ C ] us /ˈrɪk·əˌʃeɪ/

Carey bent a free kick that took three ricochets before landing in the goal.

(Definition of “ricochet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)