ric·o·chet (rĭkə-shā′, rĭk′ə-shā)
intr.v. ric·o·cheted (-shād′), ric·o·chet·ing (-shā′ĭng), ric·o·chets (-shāz′)
To rebound at least once from a surface.
The act or an instance of ricocheting.
[French, from Old French, give-and-take.]
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