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water cannon

n.
A truck-mounted apparatus that fires water at high pressure, used especially to disperse crowds or control rioters.

water cannon

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) an apparatus for pumping water through a nozzle at high pressure, used in quelling riots

wa′ter can`non


n.
a truck-mounted hose capable of producing a powerful waterjet, used esp. by police in dispersing demonstrators.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.water cannon - a hose (carried on a truck) that fires water under high pressure to disperse crowds (especially crowds of rioters)
hosepipe, hose - a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas
Translations
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cañón de aguaguanaco

water cannon

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