What does carom mean? carom. Noun 1. (cue sports, especially billiards) ; A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player’s ball. 2. A billiard-like Indian game in which players take turns flicking checker-like pieces into one of four goals on the corners of (one meter by one meter square) ; board. carom. Verb 1. (intransitive) ; To make a carom (shot in billiards) ;. 2. To strike and bounce back; to strike (something) ; and rebound.