noun (pl=cannon, pl2=cannons)
- 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="JP102">(JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).</ref>
- historical: A large muzzle-loading artillery piece.
- modern: A large-bore machine gun.
- A bone of a horse's leg, between the fetlock joint and the knee or hock.
- (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.
- (baseball) The arm of a player that can throw well.
- He's got a out in right.
- To bombard with cannons
- (context, sports, billiards, snooker, pool) To play the carom billiard shot. To strike two balls with the cue ball
Etymology: Origin circa 1400 A.D. from canon, from cannone, from 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>
- The white cannoned off the red onto the pink.
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