Associations to the word «Cannon»

Pictures for the word «Cannon»


CANNON, noun. A complete assembly, consisting of an artillery tube and a breech mechanism, firing mechanism or base cap, which is a component of a gun, howitzer or mortar. It may include muzzle appendages.
CANNON, noun. A bone of a horse's leg, between the fetlock joint and the knee or hock.
CANNON, noun. (historical) A large muzzle-loading artillery piece.
CANNON, noun. (sports) (billiards) (snooker) (pool) A carom.
CANNON, noun. (baseball) (figuratively) (informal) The arm of a player that can throw well.
CANNON, noun. (engineering) A hollow cylindrical piece carried by a revolving shaft, on which it may, however, revolve independently.
CANNON, noun. (printing) Alternative form of canon (a large size of type)
CANNON, verb. To bombard with cannons.
CANNON, verb. (sports) (billiards) (snooker) (pool) To play the carom billiard shot. To strike two balls with the cue ball
CANNON, verb. To fire something, especially spherical, rapidly.
CANNON, verb. To collide or strike violently, especially so as to glance off or rebound.
CANNON, proper noun. A surname​.
CANNON BALL, noun. Alternative form of cannonball
CANNON BONE, noun. A bone resulting from the fusion of metacarpals or metatarsals in some artiodactyls.
CANNON BONE, noun. The metacarpal of a horse.
CANNON BONE, noun. The metatarsal of a horse.
CANNON CRACKER, noun. A kind of large firecracker.
CANNON FODDER, noun. Military forces considered to be expendable
CANNON FODDER, noun. (rare) artillery ammunition
CANNON LOCK, noun. A device for firing a cannon by a percussion primer.
CANNON PINION, noun. The pinion on the minute hand arbor of a watch or clock, which drives the hand but permits it to be moved in setting.

Dictionary definition

CANNON, noun. A large artillery gun that is usually on wheels.
CANNON, noun. Heavy gun fired from a tank.
CANNON, noun. (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm.
CANNON, noun. Heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane.
CANNON, noun. Lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals.
CANNON, noun. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other.
CANNON, verb. Make a cannon.
CANNON, verb. Fire a cannon.

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