2. a bullet, etc. that ricochets
verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈricoˌcheted (ˈrɪkəˌʃeɪd
; rikˈəshādˌ) or ˈricoˌchetted (ˈrɪkəˌʃɛtɪd
; rikˈəshetˌid), ˈricoˌcheting (ˈrɪkəˌʃeɪɪŋ
; rikˈəshāˌiŋ) or ˈricoˌchetting (ˈrɪkəˌʃɛtɪŋ
3. to make a ricochet motion
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Word origin of 'ricochet'Fr; used first in fable du ricochet (story in which the narrator constantly evades the hearers' questions) < ?