Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Examples from the Web for cannon-shot
The bells had hardly done chiming when a cannon-shot was heard.Chatterbox, 1905.
Before they were off the beach the dull report of a cannon-shot was heard.The Lifeboat
They were about half way from Cappel when the first cannon-shot was heard.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV
J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Just as I was preparing to go about a furious blast struck the boat like a cannon-shot.Yachting Vol. 1
Some cannon-shot were fired by the fort as a farewell salute, and we glided rapidly down the beautiful stream of the Missouri.