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Noun1.watercannon - 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
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For a moment, transpose the cities and think about what would have happened if a civil rights march in Chester ended with the leaders being hosed with watercannon before soldiers swept in and shot dead 14 demonstrators.
(TAP) - Pakistani police used tear gas and watercannon in clashes with stone-throwing Islamist protesters on Saturday, as they moved to clear a protest by the religious hard-liners who have blocked main routes into Islamabad for more than two weeks.
Protesters demanding the government to step down were dispersed by police using tear gas and watercannon.