noun Also cannon ball.
Definition for cannonball (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for cannonball
My description of Cannonball has become admittedly abstract, and the novel is sometimes inexplicably opaque.
A cannonball—metal or human—displaces water, but it regains its own level.
It is at this point that Cannonball turns toward Pynchonian conspiracy.
But the Republican Party has shot like a cannonball to the right.Michael Tomasky on Obama’s Delusions About the GOP’s ‘Fever’ Breaking|Michael Tomasky|June 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Leading from the front, he has a cannonball of a shot and can wreak havoc from distance.
His head was shot off by a cannonball just as his regiment was charging at the bridge.
Hotel and tourist camp facilities limited in most towns; many natural camping places along the Cannonball River.North Dakota|Various
As I entered the building a cannonball from the enemy crashed through the house and killed four soldiers by the stairway.
He was buried in a hole pierced by a cannonball in the middle of the church of the Ursulines; and there he still rests.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Who was, then, the important personage struck by a French cannonball?
British Dictionary definitions for cannonball
- a very fast low serve
- (as modifier)a cannonball serve