- n bricole an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- n Bricole (Mil) A kind of traces with hooks and rings, with which men drag and maneuver guns where horses can not be used.
- Bricole (Billiards) A shot in which the cue ball is driven first against the cushion.
- Bricole An ancient kind of military catapult.
- Bricole In court tennis, the rebound of a ball from a wall of the court; also, the side stroke or play by which the ball is driven against the wall; hence, fig., indirect action or stroke.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n bricole A military engine for throwing darts or quarrels; a kind of catapult. Also briche.
- n bricole Harness worn by men who have loads to carry or to drag.
- n bricole A side-stroke at tennis.
- n bricole In billiards, the act of causing the cue-ball to hit a cushion first; cushioning. Banding, banking, benching, and walling are all equivalents of cushioning in this sense.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
- n Bricole brik′el or brik-ōl′ an ancient engine for throwing stones: the rebound of a ball from the wall of a tennis-court, an indirect stroke.
- n Bricole brik′el or brik-ōl′, an ancient engine for throwing stones: the rebound of a ball from the wall of a tennis-court, an indirect stroke.