noun, plural can·nons, (especially collectively) can·non.
verb (used without object)
- cannizzaro, stanislao,
- cannon bone,
- cannon fodder,
- cannon's ring,
- cannon, annie jump,
- cannon, joseph gurney
Origin of cannon
Examples from the Web for cannon
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.
As a prolific and early entry in the cannon of television drama, The Twilight Zone never fully disappeared from the airwaves.
Cannon revealed that, "we have been living in separate houses for a few months."Nick Cannon’s Not a Gigolo, But He Had Sex with Kim Kardashian|Amy Zimmerman|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once the indictment dropped, Cannon quickly resigned his office.
Cannon and musketry spread devastation everywhere—for the armies were but a few toises apart.The History of Napoleon Buonaparte|John Gibson Lockhart
On the night after this adjournment, the cannon were removed.
Battle of Esperes; French defeated by the British, who took 500 prisoners and 700 cannon.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Two or three cannon balls were lying in the street and fragments of exploded shells strewn on the ground.Brother Against Brother|John Roy Musick
It was with difficulty that our cannon were drawn out of the sloughs.The Two Great Retreats of History|George Grote
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
Word Origin for cannon
c.1400, "tube for projectiles," from Anglo-French canon, Old French canon (14c.), from Italian cannone "large tube, barrel," augmentative of Latin canna "reed, tube" (see cane (n.)). Meaning "large ordnance piece," the main modern sense, is from 1520s. Spelling not differentiated from canon till c.1800. Cannon fodder (1891) translates German kanonenfutter (cf. Shakespeare's food for powder in "I Hen. IV").