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Definition of "cannon" []

  • A large mounted weapon that fires heavy projectiles. Cannon include guns, howitzers, and mortars. (noun)
  • The loop at the top of a bell by which it is hung. (noun)
  • A round bit for a horse. (noun)
  • Zoology The section of the lower leg in some hoofed mammals between the hock or knee and the fetlock, containing the cannon bone. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A carom made in billiards. (noun)
  • An automatic aircraft gun of large calibre (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A heavy artillery piece consisting of a metal tube mounted on a carriage (noun)
  • A heavy tube or drum, esp one that can rotate freely on the shaft by which it is supported (noun)
  • The metal loop at the top of a bell, from which it is suspended (noun)
  • A shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball after another (noun)
  • The points scored by this (noun)
  • A rebound or bouncing back, as of a ball off a wall (noun)
  • Either of the two parts of a vambrace (noun)
  • To collide (with) (verb)
  • To make a cannon (verb)

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Use "cannon" in a sentence
  • "Once the cannon is aimed properly and fired, the cannonball hits the ship on its own, driven solely by the laws of physics."
  • "Am i the only one to notice where the cannon is aiming?"
  • "August 5, 2009 12: 22 PM wonder how they will cost out areas with no home delivery, as we have in cannon beach?"