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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
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Translations
قَذيفَةُ المَدْفَع
dělová koule
kanonkugle
ágyúgolyó
fallbyssukúla
delová guľa
top güllesi

cannonball

[ˈkænənbɔːl] Nbala f de cañón
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cannonball

[ˈkænənbɔːl] nboulet m de canoncannon fodder nchair f à canon
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

cannonball

[ˈkænənˌbɔːl] npalla di cannone
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
The cannon-ball, gentlemen, to my mind, is the most magnificent manifestation of human power.
Those heroes in their harnesses avoid a cannon-ball, And what they know of powder upsets them one and all; Then we come into action and tug the guns again-- Make way there--way for the twenty yoke Of the Forty-Pounder train!
Am I a cannon-ball, Stubb, said Ahab, that thou wouldst wad me that fashion?
So I drank with them, drink by drink, raw and straight, though the damned stuff couldn't compare with a stick of chewing taffy or a delectable "cannon-ball." I shuddered and swallowed my gorge with every drink, though I manfully hid all such symptoms.
I refused to play and pay, and returned to my cannon-balls and taffy-slabs.
Now I say, mother, pray don't take to going there regularly, for if I was to see your good-humoured face that has always made home cheerful, turned into a grievous one, and the baby trained to look grievous too, and to call itself a young sinner (bless its heart) and a child of the devil (which is calling its dead father names); if I was to see this, and see little Jacob looking grievous likewise, I should so take it to heart that I'm sure I should go and list for a soldier, and run my head on purpose against the first cannon-ball I saw coming my way.'
One of the cannon-balls which he fired into the town struck the tower of the Brattle Street Church, where it may still be seen.
It was like the firing of many cannon, only there were no cannon-balls or other missiles to be seen; it was like the rolling of mighty thunder, only not a cloud was in the sky; it was like the roar of countless breakers on a rugged seashore, only there was no sea or other water anywhere about.