Cannon

Cannon

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noun


(1)   A shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
(2)   Lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
(3)   A large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
(4)   Heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane
(5)   (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm
(6)   Heavy gun fired from a tank

verb


(7)   Fire a cannon
(8)   Make a cannon
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English



Etymology


Origin circa 1400 A.D. from , from , from .

This spelling was not fixed until circa 1800.

Noun



  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.
  2. A large-bore machine gun.
  3. A bone of a horse's leg, between the fetlock joint and the knee or hock.
  4. A large muzzle-loading artillery piece.
  5. 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. The arm of a player that can throw well.
    He's got a cannon out in right.

Verb



  1. To bombard with cannons
  2. To play the carom billiard shot. To strike two balls with the cue ball
    The white cannoned off the red onto the pink.