—n.rē'bound", ri-bound'), [key]
1. to bound or spring back from force of impact.
2. to recover, as from ill health or discouragement.
3. Basketball.to gain hold of rebounds: a forward who rebounds well off the offensive board.
1. to cause to bound back; cast back.
2. Basketball.to gain hold of (a rebound): The guard rebounded the ball in backcourt.
1. the act of rebounding; recoil.
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.