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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 ?
He was yet speaking, when a crashing sound was heard, and a cannon-ball entered the thicket, striking the body of a sapling, and rebounding to the earth, its force being much expended by previous resistance.
It is said by some to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper, whose head had been carried away by a cannon-ball, in some nameless battle during the Revolutionary War, and who is ever and anon seen by the country folk hurrying along in the gloom of night, as if on the wings of the wind.
Am I a cannon-ball, Stubb, said Ahab, that thou wouldst wad me that fashion?
The ship tore on; leaving such a furrow in the sea as when a cannon-ball, missent, becomes a plough-share and turns up the level field.
You know what a grist of years it took you to come here from the earth - and yet you were booming along faster than any cannon-ball could go.
In half a minute Mrs Cratchit entered -- flushed, but smiling proudly -- with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.
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!
The Chateau d'If has no cemetery, and they simply throw the dead into the sea, after fastening a thirty-six pound cannon-ball to their feet.
The shrubs under the archway swayed and burst apart, as that unwelcome guest was shot out of them like a cannon-ball.
Uttering another and more piercing shriek, the madman was overboard at a bound; one of his bundles preceded him; the other dropped like a cannon-ball on the deck.
injurious cannon-ball and the inconsiderate bayonet.
If Providence has created the stars and the planets, man has called the cannon-ball into existence.