Definitions of cannon

  1. fire a cannon Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (medieval) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. heavy gun fired from a tank Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make a cannon, in billiards Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. of Cannon Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A great gun; a piece of ordnance or artillery; a firearm for discharging heavy shot with great force. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A hollow cylindrical piece carried by a revolving shaft, on which it may, however, revolve independently. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A kind of type. See Canon. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. See Carom. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To discharge cannon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To collide or strike violently, esp. so as to glance off or rebound; to strike and rebound. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A large gun; a piece of artillery. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. A great gun used in war: a particular stroke in billiards. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. A great gun. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. A great gun for heavy shot. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A large gun for throwing balls, shells, &c., by the force of gunpowder; striking both balls at billiards. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. kan'un, n. a great gun used in war: a stroke in billiards in which the player hits both the red and his opponent's ball.--v.i. to cannonade: to make a cannon at billiards: to collide.--n. CANNONADE', an attack with cannon.--v.t. to attack or batter with cannon.--ns. CANNONAD'ING; CANN'ON-BALL, a ball usually made of cast-iron, to be shot from a cannon; CANN'ON-BIT, or CANN'ON, a smooth round bit; CANN'ON-BONE, the long bone between the knee and the foot of a horse; CANNONEER', CANNONIER', one who manages cannon; CANN'ON-GAME, a form of billiards in which, the table having no pockets, the game consists in making a series of cannons; CANN'ON-MET'AL, an alloy of about 90 parts of copper and 10 of tin, from which cannon are manufactured.--adj. CANN'ON-PROOF, proof against cannon-shot.--ns. CANN'ONRY, cannonading: artillery; CANN'ON-SHOT, a cannon-ball: the distance to which a cannon will throw a ball. [Fr. canon, from L. canna, a reed.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. 1. (Now being ousted by gun) piece of ordnance, gun of the kind that needs mounting, (collect. sing. usu. instead of pl.); c.-ball, projectile; c.-bone, tube-shaped bone between hough& fetlock; c.-clock, fired at noon by burning-glass. 2. (Mech.) hollow cylinder moving independently on shaft; watchkey barrel. 3. (Also c.-bit) smooth round bit for horse. 4. (Billiards) hitting of two balls successively by player\'s ball. 5. (Also c.-curl) sausage-shaped, prop, horizontal, curl. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. Make a. c. at billiards (of player or ball); come into collision, strike obliquely, against, with. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. n. [Latin] A large hollow metal cylinder closed at one end, and variously mounted, used for throwing balls by the force of gunpowder;—a hollow cylindrical piece through which a revolving shaft passes. Cabinet Dictionary
  26. A gun larger than can be managed by the hand. Complete Dictionary

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