noun, plural can·nons, (especially collectively) can·non.
verb (used without object)
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Origin of cannon
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH cannoncannon , canon
Words nearby cannon
Definition for cannon (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for cannon
Cannon is only a few years into his climbing obsession, while Hudon’s career reaches back to the 1970s.Stream These 5 Highlights from the Banff Film Festival|Erin Berger|November 26, 2020|Outside Online
Cannon said this was the first time she was asked to run for office but declined because her own business was in peril during the economic crisis.
When she came into office in 2019, Bunker said there was no open hostility towards her or Cannon.
When the time was right, he used a sledgehammer to remove the end of the cylinder, sending puffed rice shooting out like a cannon.The Rise and Fall of the Rice Cake, America’s One-Time Favorite Health Snack|Brenna Houck|September 17, 2020|Eater
In some areas, police used water cannons and they also used tear gas.Podcast: How a 135-year-old law lets India shutdown the internet|Anthony Green|September 2, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The lack of a cannon is a particular problem, as the F-35 is being counted on to help out infantrymen under fire.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another common prank was to spin the cannon in the direction of the major, causing him to leap out of the way.
I went to Abilene and in the course of the day spent some time with Jim Cannon, who was a Rockefeller aide for a number of years.
As a prolific and early entry in the cannon of television drama, The Twilight Zone never fully disappeared from the airwaves.
On some days there have been more police water-cannon trucks and riot shields on show than tanks.
Many of their cannon balls that fell far short of us, were collected and returned to them with powerful effect.
She had never had this curiosity in relation to George Cannon--she had only wondered about his affairs with other women.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
They were provided with sails and twelve oars each, and a falconet, or small brass cannon.
The white men served their smoking cannon with a wild energy that, for a time, made the gallant nine equal to a thousand.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
The British had fired 143 cannon shot into the fort before the arrival of Gen. Clay.
British Dictionary definitions for cannon
noun plural -nons or -non
- a shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball after another
- the points scored by thisUsual US and Canadian word: carom