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Definition

Carrom is a family of tabletop games sharing a similarity in that their mechanics lie somewhere between billiards and table shuffleboard. The game is known by other names around the world, including carrum, couronne, carum, karam, karom, karum, fatta (Punjabi) and finger billiards. According to some sources, the game is thought to have originated in India. Formal rules for the game were published only by 1988. The game and its variants are played in many countries across the world. Carrom employs simple equipment enabling a wider player-base.

Usage

Those good for nothings play carrom all day and do no work.
Added 2011-07-05 by porkipaya

Root

Punjabi

Region

All India

Related Terms

dilandau, lagori, kabbadi

Terms referencing this

Carrom Board