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can·non

 (kăn′ən)
n. pl. cannon or can·nons
1. A large mounted weapon that fires heavy projectiles. Cannon include guns, howitzers, and mortars.
2. The loop at the top of a bell by which it is hung.
3. A round bit for a horse.
4. Zoology The section of the lower leg in some hoofed mammals between the hock or knee and the fetlock, containing the cannon bone.
5. Chiefly British A carom made in billiards.
v. can·noned, can·non·ing, can·nons
v.tr.
1. To bombard with cannon.
2. Chiefly British To cause to carom in billiards.
v.intr.
1. To fire cannon.
2. Chiefly British To make a carom in billiards.

[Middle English canon, from Old French, from Old Italian cannone, augmentative of canna, tube, from Latin, reed; see cane.]

cannon

(ˈkænən)
n, pl -nons or -non
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an automatic aircraft gun of large calibre
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) history a heavy artillery piece consisting of a metal tube mounted on a carriage
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a heavy tube or drum, esp one that can rotate freely on the shaft by which it is supported
4. (Music, other) the metal loop at the top of a bell, from which it is suspended
5. (Anatomy) See cannon bone
6. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards
a. a shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball after another
b. the points scored by this. Usual US and Canadian word: carom
7. a rebound or bouncing back, as of a ball off a wall
8. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) either of the two parts of a vambrace
vb
9. (often foll by: into) to collide (with)
10. (Military) short for cannonade
11. (Billiards & Snooker) (intr) billiards to make a cannon
[C16: from Old French canon, from Italian cannone cannon, large tube, from canna tube, cane1]

can•non

(ˈkæn ən)

n., pl. -nons, (esp. collectively) -non, n.
1. a mounted gun for firing heavy projectiles; gun, howitzer, or mortar.
2. the metal loop on a bell by which it is hung.
3.
b. the part of the leg in which the cannon bone is situated.
v.i.
4. to discharge cannon.
[1375–1425; late Middle English canon < Middle French < Italian cannone=cann(a) tube]

Can•non

(ˈkæn ən)

n.
Joseph Gurney, ( “Uncle Joe” ), 1836–1926, U.S. legislator.

cannon


Past participle: cannoned
Gerund: cannoning

Imperative
cannon
cannon
Present
I cannon
you cannon
he/she/it cannons
we cannon
you cannon
they cannon
Preterite
I cannoned
you cannoned
he/she/it cannoned
we cannoned
you cannoned
they cannoned
Present Continuous
I am cannoning
you are cannoning
he/she/it is cannoning
we are cannoning
you are cannoning
they are cannoning
Present Perfect
I have cannoned
you have cannoned
he/she/it has cannoned
we have cannoned
you have cannoned
they have cannoned
Past Continuous
I was cannoning
you were cannoning
he/she/it was cannoning
we were cannoning
you were cannoning
they were cannoning
Past Perfect
I had cannoned
you had cannoned
he/she/it had cannoned
we had cannoned
you had cannoned
they had cannoned
Future
I will cannon
you will cannon
he/she/it will cannon
we will cannon
you will cannon
they will cannon
Future Perfect
I will have cannoned
you will have cannoned
he/she/it will have cannoned
we will have cannoned
you will have cannoned
they will have cannoned
Future Continuous
I will be cannoning
you will be cannoning
he/she/it will be cannoning
we will be cannoning
you will be cannoning
they will be cannoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cannoning
you have been cannoning
he/she/it has been cannoning
we have been cannoning
you have been cannoning
they have been cannoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cannoning
you will have been cannoning
he/she/it will have been cannoning
we will have been cannoning
you will have been cannoning
they will have been cannoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cannoning
you had been cannoning
he/she/it had been cannoning
we had been cannoning
you had been cannoning
they had been cannoning
Conditional
I would cannon
you would cannon
he/she/it would cannon
we would cannon
you would cannon
they would cannon
Past Conditional
I would have cannoned
you would have cannoned
he/she/it would have cannoned
we would have cannoned
you would have cannoned
they would have cannoned

cannon

Hitting both object balls.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cannon - a large artillery gun that is usually on wheelscannon - a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
artillery, heavy weapon, ordnance, gun - large but transportable armament
basilisk - ancient brass cannon
culverin - a heavy cannon with a long barrel used in the 16th and 17th centuries
harpoon gun - a cannon or similar gun that fires harpoons
high-angle gun - a cannon that can be fired at a high elevation for relatively short ranges
long tom - a long swivel cannon formerly used by the navy
2.cannon - heavy gun fired from a tank
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
armored combat vehicle, armoured combat vehicle, army tank, tank - an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads
3.cannon - (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
rerebrace, upper cannon - cannon that provides plate armor for the upper arm
lower cannon, vambrace - cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm
Dark Ages, Middle Ages - the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
4.cannon - heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane
bomber - a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
5.cannon - lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
hoofed mammal, ungulate - any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically
cannon bone - greatly developed metatarsal or metacarpal bone in the shank or cannon part of the leg in hoofed mammals
animal leg - the leg of an animal
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
6.cannon - a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
billiards - any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls
pocket billiards, pool - any of various games played on a pool table having 6 pockets
stroke, shot - (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
Verb1.cannon - make a cannon
billiards - any of several games played on rectangular cloth-covered table (with cushioned edges) in which long tapering cue sticks are used to propel ivory (or composition) balls
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
2.cannon - fire a cannon
muster out, discharge - release from military service

cannon

noun gun, big gun, artillery piece, field gun, mortar The rebels are using anti-aircraft guns, light cannon and heavy machine guns.
Translations
مَدْفَعيَصْطَدِمُ بِ
dělokanónnarazitvrazit do
brasekanonramle
kanuunatykki
top
ágyú
fallbyssakeyra inn í, rekast á
pabūklaspatrankapatrankos sviedinystrenktis
ietriektieslielgabalssaskrieties
kanón
top
topşiddetle çarpmak/vurmak

cannon

[ˈkænən]
A. N (cannon or cannons (pl))
1. (Mil) → cañón m; (collectively) → artillería f
2. (Brit) (Billiards) → carambola f
B. VI (Brit) (Billiards) → hacer carambola
C. CPD cannon fodder Ncarne f de cañón
cannon shot Ncañonazo m, disparo m de cañón; (= ammunition) → bala f de cañón
within cannon-shota tiro de cañón
cannon into VI + PREPchocar con or contra
cannon off VI + PREPrebotar contra

cannon

[ˈkænən] [cannon or cannons] (pl) n (= gun) → canon m
to be a loose cannon → être totalement imprévisible

cannon

n
(Mil) → Kanone f
(Brit, Billiards) → Karambolage f
vi (Brit, Billiards) → karambolieren

cannon

:
cannonball
nKanonenkugel f
cannon fodder
nKanonenfutter nt

cannon

[ˈkænən]
1. n (cannon or cannons (pl)) (gun) → cannone m
2. vi to cannon into or againstsbattere violentemente contro

cannon

(ˈkӕnən) plurals ˈcannons ~ˈcannon noun
a type of large gun used formerly, mounted on a carriage.
verb
(with into) to hit or collide with. He came rushing round the corner and cannoned into me.
ˈcannonball noun
a ball of iron, shot from a cannon.
References in classic literature ?
You may use any of my inventions you choose--my airships, my motor boats and submarines, even my giant cannon if you think you can take it with you.
The body of the gray-head would sleep among his cannon, but his heart would lie within reach of the knife of Le Subtil.
Pushing heavy cannon up mountain defiles, the elephant's brow is majestic.
Well," said he, "I hardly know; we always liked to hear the trumpet sound, and to be called out, and were impatient to start off, though sometimes we had to stand for hours, waiting for the word of command; and when the word was given we used to spring forward as gayly and eagerly as if there were no cannon balls, bayonets, or bullets.
Then I went over to the great arms factory and learned my real trade; learned all there was to it; learned to make every- thing: guns, revolvers, cannon, boilers, engines, all sorts of labor-saving machinery.
You see, they was firing cannon over the water, trying to make my carcass come to the top.
He had besides the things before mentioned, twelve marbles, part of a jews-harp, a piece of blue bottle-glass to look through, a spool cannon, a key that wouldn't unlock anything, a fragment of chalk, a glass stopper of a decanter, a tin soldier, a couple of tadpoles, six fire-crackers, a kitten with only one eye, a brass door- knob, a dog-collar -- but no dog -- the handle of a knife, four pieces of orange-peel, and a dilapidated old window sash.
Why, I see the mist shake with the cannon, arter it was broad day - But this man;" he had said all the rest, as if he had forgotten my being there; "did you notice anything in him?
For just then, although the sun had still an hour or two to run, all the echoes of the island awoke and bellowed to the thunder of a cannon.
After a time the sound of musketry grew faint and the cannon boomed in the distance.
The prince leaped to his feet, extending his hand in the direction whence came the sound, there was no mistaking it -- it was the noise of cannon.
Its walls were of immense height and strength, and were defended by hundreds of heavy cannon.