Translation of carom in Spanish:


hacer carambola, v.

Pronunciation /ˈkɛrəm/ /ˈkarəm/

intransitive verb

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    (in billiards)
    hacer carambola
    the car caromed off the fence into a tree el coche rebotó contra la valla y dio contra un árbol
    • But the ball caromed off a tree and bounced back into a bunker, leaving a shot at the green.
    • In the bottom of the fifth inning, Manny Ramirez hit a shot down the third base line that caromed off the stands and struck Gerry Davis, the left field line umpire.
    • The ball crashed off the center field wall before caroming back onto the outfield grass.
    • The ball hit the base runner and caromed into the hands of the second baseman who threw the batter/runner out.
    • The ball caromed off his forehead into the hands of shortstop Bill Knickerbocker.
    • The ball, however, made contact with umpire Paul Runge, who was positioned on the infield side, and it caromed into short left field behind the shortstop.
    • Ilham almost found the Saudi net with his free header in the 42nd minute after receiving a good cross from the right side, but the ball caromed off the crossbar.
    • It caromed to the left, barely missing Elijah's thigh and clipping the wall behind him, creating an impact circle the size of a thumb.
    • We saw one ball bounce off it during a pitcher's warm-up, and it caromed past the mound almost to the first baseman's position!
    • The puck caromed off another spectator before hitting Cecil, whose seat was more than 100 feet behind the glass.
    • She hurled it at the ant, and the stone caromed off the carapace.
    • The ball hopped hard to the right, nowhere to go but out of bounds, until it caromed off the 7cm wide post and back into play.
    • It hit the leftfield wall, caromed around the outfield, and the left fielder picked up the ball.
    • The ball then caromed back toward the line of scrimmage.
    • With five seconds left, James missed a free throw, which caromed off to the left side.
    • Instead of removing the ball from harm's way, it caromed off her foot and dribbled into the open goal.
    • As Appling reached down for the ball, it took a bad hop and caromed off his shoulder.
    • The holes are situated in valleys and are very user-friendly: Nearly every tee is elevated and wayward drives carom safely back into play.
    • The ball tended to carom off those thick flagsticks, too.
    • Its fairways often are bordered by gentle slopes that carom the ball back toward the fairway.


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    carambola feminine
    • He mastered the caroms, and was called the ‘Reading Rifle’ because of his great arm.’
    • The result: the kind of crazy caroms and tricky spins you'd expect from a pinball machine.
    • The name of the game is carom, the original game from which billiards and later snooker developed.