noun Also cannon ball.
Examples from the Web for cannon-ball
He was at Sebastopol during the siege, and nearly got his head knocked off by a cannon-ball.Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 1|Nathaniel Hawthorne
What other cheese has great holes in it like Gruyere, or what other is as round as a cannon-ball like that cheese called Dutch?First and Last|H. Belloc
A British captain was struck by a cannon-ball on the head, just as he was giving an order, at the Battle of the Nile.Elsie Venner|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
While digging in the earth I found a cannon-ball, and laid it in the middle of my prison.The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck|Baron Trenck
The former was killed by a cannon-ball during the siege, in 1632.
British Dictionary definitions for cannon-ball
- a very fast low serve
- (as modifier)a cannonball serve