Pronunciation: (
v.ri-bound', rē'bound';
n.rē'bound", ri-bound'),
1. to bound or spring back from force of impact.
2. to recover, as from ill health or discouragement.
3. gain hold of rebounds: a forward who rebounds well off the offensive board.

1. to cause to bound back; cast back.
2. gain hold of (a rebound): The guard rebounded the ball in backcourt.

1. the act of rebounding; recoil.
2. 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.
3. Ice Hockey.a puck that bounces off the gear or person of a goalkeeper attempting to make a save.
4. 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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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