Ricochet firing
Ricochet Ric`o*chet", n. [F.] A rebound or skipping, as of a ball along the ground when a gun is fired at a low angle of elevation, or of a fiat stone thrown along the surface of water. [1913 Webster]

{Ricochet firing} (Mil.), the firing of guns or howitzers, usually with small charges, at an elevation of only a few degrees, so as to cause the balls or shells to bound or skip along the ground. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ricochet firing — is the firing of artillery at a low angle so as to cause the shells to skip across the ground. Bullet skipping is a valid method in self defence and in warfare. A skipped bullet will reach underneath an object to hit the intended target being a… …   Wikipedia

  • ricochet firing — rikošetinis artilerijos šaudymas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Artilerijos šaudymas, kai taikiniai kaunami ore sprogstančiais sviediniais, atšokusiais nuo žemės ar vandens paviršiaus. Šaudoma į taikinius, esančius atvirose vietose,… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • Ricochet — Ric o*chet , n. [F.] A rebound or skipping, as of a ball along the ground when a gun is fired at a low angle of elevation, or of a fiat stone thrown along the surface of water. [1913 Webster] {Ricochet firing} (Mil.), the firing of guns or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ricochet — Ric o*chet , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ricochetted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ricochetting}.] To operate upon by ricochet firing. See {Ricochet}, n. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ricochet (disambiguation) — A ricochet is a rebound, bounce or skip off a surface.Ricochet may also refer to:In fiction: * Ricochet (comics), a Marvel Comics superhero * Ricochet (Transformers), several fictional characters in the Transformers universesIn gaming: * Ricochet …   Wikipedia

  • ricochet — 1. noun /ˈɹɪkəʃeɪ/ a) A method of firing a projectile so that it skips along a surface. b) An instance of ricocheting; a glancing rebound. 2. verb /ˈɹɪkəʃeɪ/ To rebound off something wildly in a seemingly random direction …   Wiktionary

  • firing — Synonyms and related words: afflatus, agitation, alcohol, animating spirit, animation, animus, antiaircraft fire, archery, arousal, benzine, briquette, burnable, butane, carbon, cashiering, casting, charcoal, chucking, coal, coke, combustible,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Ricochetted — Ricochet Ric o*chet , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ricochetted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ricochetting}.] To operate upon by ricochet firing. See {Ricochet}, n. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ricochetting — Ricochet Ric o*chet , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ricochetted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ricochetting}.] To operate upon by ricochet firing. See {Ricochet}, n. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban — Vauban redirects here. For other uses, see Vauban (disambiguation). Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur de Vauban. Vauban, French School painting of the 18th century Born 15 May 1633( …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”