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can·non·ball

also cannon ball (kăn′ən-bôl′)
n.
1. A round projectile fired from a cannon.
2. A jump into water made with the arms grasping the upraised knees, usually intended to make a big splash.
3. Something, such as a fast train, that moves with great speed.
4. Sports A fast low serve in tennis.
intr.v. can·non·balled, can·non·ball·ing, can·non·balls
1. To travel with great speed.
2. To jump into water while grasping one's upraised knees with one's arms.

cannonball

(ˈkænənˌbɔːl)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a projectile fired from a cannon: usually a solid round metal shot
2. (Tennis) tennis
a. a very fast low serve
b. (as modifier): a cannonball serve.
3. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a jump into water by a person who has his or her arms tucked into the body to form a ball
vb (intr)
4. (often foll by: along, etc) to rush along, like a cannonball
5. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) to execute a cannonball jump
adj
very fast or powerful

can•non•ball

(ˈkæn ənˌbɔl)

n.
1. a missile, usu. round and made of iron or steel, designed to be fired from a cannon.
2. something that moves with great speed, as an express train.
3. a dive made in a curled-up position with the arms pressing the knees against the chest.

cannonball


Past participle: cannonballed
Gerund: cannonballing

Imperative
cannonball
cannonball
Present
I cannonball
you cannonball
he/she/it cannonballs
we cannonball
you cannonball
they cannonball
Preterite
I cannonballed
you cannonballed
he/she/it cannonballed
we cannonballed
you cannonballed
they cannonballed
Present Continuous
I am cannonballing
you are cannonballing
he/she/it is cannonballing
we are cannonballing
you are cannonballing
they are cannonballing
Present Perfect
I have cannonballed
you have cannonballed
he/she/it has cannonballed
we have cannonballed
you have cannonballed
they have cannonballed
Past Continuous
I was cannonballing
you were cannonballing
he/she/it was cannonballing
we were cannonballing
you were cannonballing
they were cannonballing
Past Perfect
I had cannonballed
you had cannonballed
he/she/it had cannonballed
we had cannonballed
you had cannonballed
they had cannonballed
Future
I will cannonball
you will cannonball
he/she/it will cannonball
we will cannonball
you will cannonball
they will cannonball
Future Perfect
I will have cannonballed
you will have cannonballed
he/she/it will have cannonballed
we will have cannonballed
you will have cannonballed
they will have cannonballed
Future Continuous
I will be cannonballing
you will be cannonballing
he/she/it will be cannonballing
we will be cannonballing
you will be cannonballing
they will be cannonballing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cannonballing
you have been cannonballing
he/she/it has been cannonballing
we have been cannonballing
you have been cannonballing
they have been cannonballing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cannonballing
you will have been cannonballing
he/she/it will have been cannonballing
we will have been cannonballing
you will have been cannonballing
they will have been cannonballing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cannonballing
you had been cannonballing
he/she/it had been cannonballing
we had been cannonballing
you had been cannonballing
they had been cannonballing
Conditional
I would cannonball
you would cannonball
he/she/it would cannonball
we would cannonball
you would cannonball
they would cannonball
Past Conditional
I would have cannonballed
you would have cannonballed
he/she/it would have cannonballed
we would have cannonballed
you would have cannonballed
they would have cannonballed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cannonball - a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannoncannonball - a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon
projectile, missile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
Translations
قَذيفَةُ المَدْفَع
dělová koule
kanonkugle
ágyúgolyó
fallbyssukúla
delová guľa
top güllesi

cannonball

[ˈkænənbɔːl] Nbala f de cañón

cannonball

[ˈkænənbɔːl] nboulet m de canoncannon fodder nchair f à canon

cannonball

[ˈkænənˌbɔːl] npalla di cannone

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 ?
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.
Again a head shot swiftly out, and the great Lion went rolling down the hill as if he had been struck by a cannon ball.
In this dilemma, Uncas lighted on the furrow of the cannon ball, where it had cut the ground in three adjacent ant-hills.
He is annihilating the crooked streets and building in their stead noble boulevards as straight as an arrow--avenues which a cannon ball could traverse from end to end without meeting an obstruction more irresistible than the flesh and bones of men--boulevards whose stately edifices will never afford refuges and plotting places for starving, discontented revolution breeders.
They would not have moved out of the way of a cannon ball just then; but under the circumstances, one was not obliged to practise the maxims laid down by the Child's Guide to Manners.
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Culture Ministry Archaeology and Heritage department head Dr Abdulla Al Sulaiti said officials had excavated a Chinese coin, two small cannon balls and some pottery near the Tree of Life.
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KIRKUK - An ammunition cache containing cannon balls and mortars has been discovered near Kirkuk City, a local security source said on Sunday.
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