καραμπόλα

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French carambole (red billiard ball).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaɾamˈbola/
  • Hyphenation: κα‧ρα‧μπό‧λα

Noun[edit]

καραμπόλα (karampólaf (plural καραμπόλες)

  1. (billiards) carom, cannon (shot in which the cue ball strikes two other balls)
  2. (figuratively) pile-up (traffic accident or collision involving multiple vehicles)
    Έγινε άσχημη καραμπόλα σήμερα το πρωί στην παραλιακή.Égine áschimi karampóla símera to proí stin paraliakí.There was a bad pile-up on the coast road today.

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