meaning of Cannon

Cannon meaning in General Dictionary

To discharge cannon

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  • See Carom
  • outstanding weapon a piece of ordnance or artillery a firearm for discharging hefty shot with great power
  • make a cannon
  • (dark ages) a cylindrical little bit of armor plate to protect the arm
  • heavy gun fired from a tank
  • fire a cannon
  • a big artillery weapon that is frequently on rims
  • hefty automated firearm fired from an airplane
  • lower the main knee extending through the hock to your fetlock in hoofed animals
  • a shot in billiards when the cue ball contacts one object basketball then others
  • of Cannon
  • an excellent weapon; some ordnance or artillery; a firearm for discharging heavy chance with great power.
  • A hollow cylindrical piece held by a revolving shaft, onu000du000a which it may, but revolve independently.
  • a type of kind. See Canon.
  • See Carom.

Cannon meaning in Names Dictionary

Church official.
Name Origin: French
Name Gender: Male

Cannon meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, "tube for projectiles," from Anglo-French canon, Old French canon (14c.), from Italian cannone "large tube, barrel," augmentative of Latin canna "reed, tube" (see cane (n.)). Meaning "large ordnance piece," the key modern-day sense, is from 1520s. Spelling not classified from canon till c.1800. Cannon fodder (1891) translates German kanonenfutter (compare Shakespeare's meals for powder in "I Hen. IV").

Sentence Examples with the word Cannon

Formerly, after he had given two or three orders and uttered a few phrases, marshals and adjutants had come galloping up with congratulations and happy faces, announcing the trophies taken, the corps of prisoners, bundles of enemy eagles and standards, cannon and stores, and Murat had only begged leave to loose the cavalry to gather in the baggage wagons.

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