Rebound Re*bound" (r[-e]*bound"), v. i. [Pref. re- + bound: cf. F. rebondir.] 1. To spring back; to start back; to be sent back or reverberated by elastic force on collision with another body; as, a rebounding echo. [1913 Webster]

Bodies which are absolutely hard, or so soft as to be void of elasticity, will not rebound from one another. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

2. To give back an echo. [R.] --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

3. To bound again or repeatedly, as a horse. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. to recover, as from sickness, psychological shock, or disappointment. [PJC]

{Rebounding lock} (Firearms), one in which the hammer rebounds to half cock after striking the cap or primer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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