Complete Definition of "cannon"

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Image:Armata_z_bastionu_%C5%9Bw._Rocha_%28twierdza_Jasna_G%C3%B3ra%29.jpg|thumb|right|200px|A cannon (artillery piece)

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ænÉn|-ænÉn

Homophones
canon

Etymology
Origin circa 1400 A.D. from OF. canon, from It. cannone, from L. canna.

This spelling was not fixed until circa 1800.<ref>Barnhart, Robert K.; Editor. The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology. 1995 HarperResource?/HarperCollins? P.102.</ref><ref>Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com (December 26, 2006).</ref>

Noun
en-noun|plcannon|pl2cannons

  1. 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.<ref name=âJP102â>(JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).</ref>
  2. historical: A large muzzle-loading artillery piece.
  3. modern: A large-bore machine gun.
  4. A bone of a horse's leg, between the fetlock joint and the knee or hock.
  5. context|sports|billiards|snooker|pool A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player's ball.
  6. baseball The arm of a player that can throw well.

#: He's got a cannon out in right.

Translations
trans-top|artillery piece
Bosnian: top#Bosnian|top m
Croatian: top#Croatian|top m
Dutch: kanon n
Finnish: kanuuna, tykki
French: canon m
German: Kanone f (1,2)
Hebrew: ת××ª× (totakh) m (1,2,3)
Hindi: तà¥à¤ª (top) f
Hungarian: ágyú
Icelandic: fallbyssa f
trans-mid
Kurdish: top f, moÅek f, sarox f, KUchar|ÙÙÙÙâتÛÙ¾
Maori: pū repo
Marathi: तà¥à¤« (toph)
Russian: пÑÑка (púška) f
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: Ñоп#Serbian|Ñоп m
:Roman: top#Serbian|top m, oruÄe n
Spanish: cañón m
Turkish: top
trans-bottom

Verb
en-verb

  1. To bombard with cannons
  2. context|sports|billiards|snooker|pool To play the carom billiard shot. To strike two balls with the cue ball

#:The white cannoned off the red onto the pink.

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