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Definition of "ricochet" [ric•o•chet]

  • To rebound at least once from a surface. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act or an instance of ricocheting. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ricochet" in a sentence
  • "For a dozen heartbeats Ferrol stared at the display, listening to the word ricochet around his brain."
  • "One cannot help jumping when death, in the form of a piece of flying lead, hits the rail beside him, or the mast over his head, or whines away in a ricochet from the steel shrouds."
  • "I was still hearing Acer's name ricochet around the inside of my head."
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