Rebound

Definition of Rebound

Re`bound´   Pronunciation: rė`bound´
v. i.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.
Bodies which are absolutely hard, or so soft as to be void of elasticity, will not rebound from one another.
- Sir I. Newton.
2.To give back an echo.
3.To bound again or repeatedly, as a horse.
4.to recover, as from sickness, psychological shock, or disappointment.
Rebounding lock
(Firearms) one in which the hammer rebounds to half cock after striking the cap or primer.
v. t.1.To send back; to reverberate.
Silenus sung; the vales his voice rebound.
- Dryden.
n.1.The act of rebounding; resilience.
Flew . . . back, as from a rock, with swift rebound.
- Dryden.
2.recovery, as from sickness, psychological shock, or disappointment.

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