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A truck-mounted apparatus that fires water at high pressure, used especially to disperse crowds or control rioters.
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(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) an apparatus for pumping water through a nozzle at high pressure, used in quelling riots
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a truck-mounted hose capable of producing a powerful waterjet, used esp. by police in dispersing demonstrators.
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|Noun||1.||water cannon - a hose (carried on a truck) that fires water under high pressure to disperse crowds (especially crowds of rioters)|
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