(pl. cannons, 〔集合词〕cannon)
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- All the army wanted you for was cannon fodder .
- The thunder boomed like a cannon .
- A cannon at the fort was taking a hand in the game .
- He made his first mistake: he endorsed cannon .
- The cannons boomed to celebrate the great day .
- a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
- lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
- a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
- heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane
- (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm
- heavy gun fired from a tank
- fire a cannon
- make a cannon
A cannon is any piece of artillery that uses gunpowder or other usually explosive-based propellants to launch a projectile. Cannon vary in caliber, range, mobility, rate of fire, angle of fire, and firepower; different forms of cannon combine and balance these attributes in varying degrees, depending on their intended use on the battlefield.