noun Also cannon ball.
Origin of cannonball
Related Words for cannonballinformation, notice, word, directive, memo, memorandum, note, letter, report, news, armament, bomb, bullet, cartridge, rocket, materiel, missile, chemical, explosive
Examples from the Web for cannonball
Contemporary Examples of 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
June 7, 2012
Leading from the front, he has a cannonball of a shot and can wreak havoc from distance.World Cup Primer
June 12, 2010
Historical Examples of cannonball
"A doctor will be down on 'the Cannonball' about five o'clock," he added.They of the High Trails
When the soldier is hit by a cannonball, rags are as becoming as purple.Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience
Henry David Thoreau
His head was shot off by a cannonball just as his regiment was charging at the bridge.With Fire and Sword
Samuel H. M. Byers
The Moravians held their immersion baptismal ceremonies in the Cannonball.North Dakota
For the next three seconds you could have heard a cannonball drop.The Gold Bat
P. G. Wodehouse
- a very fast low serve
- (as modifier)a cannonball serve