rebound

rebound
v. /ri bownd", ree"bownd"/; n. /ree"bownd', ri bownd"/, v.i.
1. to bound or spring back from force of impact.
2. to recover, as from ill health or discouragement.
3. Basketball. to gain hold of rebounds: a forward who rebounds well off the offensive board.
v.t.
4. to cause to bound back; cast back.
5. Basketball. to gain hold of (a rebound): The guard rebounded the ball in backcourt.
n.
6. the act of rebounding; recoil.
7. Basketball.
a. a ball that bounces off the backboard or the rim of the basket.
b. an instance of gaining hold of such a ball.
8. Ice Hockey. a puck that bounces off the gear or person of a goalkeeper attempting to make a save.
9. on the rebound,
a. after bouncing off the ground, a wall, etc.: He hit the ball on the rebound.
b. after being rejected by another: She didn't really love him; she married him on the rebound.
[1300-50; ME (v.) < MF rebondir, equiv. to OF re- RE- + bondir to BOUND2]

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