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noun 
  1. (Billiards) A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player's ball; in England it is called cannon.
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To make a carom. (webster) to proceed in a regular and oscillatory manner, usually at low frequency, as in the path of the sun around the galactic centre (which takes 250 million years) with a bobbing motion across the galactic plane of frequency 60 million years, ie about four times every circuit. (See: Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, "Comet", p 298, First Pocket Books, Simon and Schuster 1986).
Etymology: Probably corrupted from French carumboler to carom, carambolage a carom, carambole the red ball in billiards.


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