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bounce

the bounce Australian Rules football the start of play at the beginning of each quarter or after a goal

bounce

i. A term used in or before air combat when an aircraft is attacked by surprise or caught unguarded. To bounce means to catch enemy aircraft unaware.
ii. While landing, to get airborne momentarily after touchdown.

bounce

(1)
(Perhaps by analogy to a bouncing check) An electronic mail message that is undeliverable and returns an error notification (a "bounce message") to the sender is said to "bounce".

bounce

(2)
To play volleyball. The now-demolished D. C. Power Lab building used by the Stanford AI Lab in the 1970s had a volleyball court on the front lawn. From 5 PM to 7 PM was the scheduled maintenance time for the computer, so every afternoon at 5 would come over the intercom the cry: "Now hear this: bounce, bounce!", followed by Brian McCune loudly bouncing a volleyball on the floor outside the offices of known volleyballers.

bounce

(3)
To engage in sexual intercourse; probably from the expression "bouncing the mattress", but influenced by Roo's psychosexually loaded "Try bouncing me, Tigger!" from the "Winnie-the-Pooh" books.

Compare boink.

bounce

(4)
To casually reboot a system in order to clear up a transient problem. Reported primarily among VMS users.

bounce

(5)
(VM/CMS programmers) Automatic warm-start of a computer after an error. "I logged on this morning and found it had bounced 7 times during the night"

bounce

(6)
(IBM) To power cycle a peripheral in order to reset it.
References in classic literature ?
As I sat quietly meditating at my table, I heard something bounce in at the closet-window, and skip about from one side to the other: whereat, although I was much alarmed, yet I ventured to look out, but not stirring from my seat; and then I saw this frolicsome animal frisking and leaping up and down, till at last he came to my box, which he seemed to view with great pleasure and curiosity, peeping in at the door and every window.
That's an easy job," said Scraps, sitting upon a big upholstered chair and making the springs bounce her up and down.
And they, watching at the house, saw him fall, saw his body bounce when it struck the earth, and saw the burst of red-cheeked apples that rolled about him.
Nay, pale youth, so lily-white,' I chortled, waving the copy paper; 'not the bounce, but a detail.
His research team has been working for some time on internal changes related to battery discharge, and he wondered whether the changing bounces reflected an important change in the batteries.
There may not be enough second-stage pressure to keep the screw moving forward, so as the pressure drops to the second stage pressure, it bounces back a short distance.
Companies assume they should delete these outliers, but we found that up to 85% of typical bounces are due to problems with the sender or their network.
Why do you think one bounces higher than the other?
From Reception to Year 6, every child in the school spent one minute counting up the number of bounces on the trampoline they managed to accumulate, with each bounce pushing up the number of pennies raised for Family Action.
A person or a company's name will be placed on the CIR's blacklist if in the space of three months, three of their cheques bounced, irrespective of the amount, or if a cheque of over e1/42,000 bounces.
The event is the latest in a series of sponsored bounces being staged across the region by Yorkshire Cancer Research.
The bank recovery team hounds him and submits his security cheque in the bank where it bounces