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
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
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