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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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As Josh Goldfarb cannonballed into the water next to him, Mr.
'The Pool': Yesterday, Billy, Drooley and I went to the pool./It was really crowded./They make you shower First./And wear a metal tag on your ankle.//Kids were running everywhere./I cannonballed Snobby Donna./I'm swimming pretty good now./I even went on the diving board.//The water was really cold./Except in some spots/Where it gets really warm,/Mostly at the shallow end.//The lifeguard said we couldn't cannonball./Drooley's suit came off when he dove./Billy threw it over the fence./Drooley was really mad.//The lifeguard said we had to leave./She gave Drooley a towel,/'Cause his suit landed in poison ivy/And nobody would go get it.