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A cannonball is round shot
Round shot
Round shot is a solid projectile without explosive charge, fired from a cannon. As the name implies, round shot is spherical; its diameter is slightly less than the bore of the gun it is fired from.Round shot was made in early times from dressed stone, but by the 17th century, from iron...

 ammunition for a cannon
A cannon is any piece of artillery that uses gunpowder or other usually explosive-based propellents 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,...

By analogy, cannonball is also the name or nickname of:
  • A diving technique
    Diving techniques
    Numerous techniques are used in the sport of diving. In 2011, SocialTechPop chronicled diving in American pop culture.-Cannonball:The cannonball is a technique in which the arms and legs are folded into the body during the dive. It may be done from the diving board or the side of the pool. The...

     in swimming; unlike competitive diving techniques, however, its purpose is to maximize, rather than minimize, splash upon water entry.

  • Cannonball Adderley, jazz alto saxophonist
  • Erwin Baker ("Cannon Ball" Baker), (1882–1960), man who traveled across the USA several times
    • Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash
      Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash
      The Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, widely known simply as the Cannonball Baker or Cannonball Run, was an unofficial, if not outlaw, automobile race run four times in the 1970s from New York City and Darien, CT, on the US Atlantic coast, to Redondo Beach, a Los Angeles...

      , created in his honor
    • Cannonball (film)
      Cannonball (film)
      Cannonball, also known as Carquake, is a 1976 film starring David Carradine. The film is one of two released in 1976 that were based on a real illegal cross-continent road race that took place for a number of years in the United States...

       (1976), a film inspired by Erwin G. "Cannon Ball" Baker and his race
    • Cannonball Run (disambiguation), various things related to Erwin G. "Cannon Ball" Baker
  • Frank "Cannonball" Richards, a vaudeville performer whose act involved being shot in the gut with a cannonball

Fictional Characters
  • Experiment 520, a character from Disney's Lilo & Stitch: The Series
  • Cannonball (Transformers), the Decepticon space pirate in the Transformers toy line.
  • Cannonball (comics)
    Cannonball (comics)
    Cannonball is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, associated with the X-Men. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod, Cannonball first appeared in Marvel Graphic Novel #4: The New Mutants ....

    , Sam Guthrie, a Marvel Comics character associated with the X-Men

Music albums/songs
  • Cannonball (album), an album by Pat Green
  • "Cannonball" (The Breeders song)
    Cannonball (The Breeders song)
    "Cannonball" is a song by The Breeders from their 1993 album Last Splash. It was released as a single on August 9, 1993 on 4AD/Elektra Records, reaching #44 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and #40 in the UK Singles Chart...

    , a song by the Breeders from the album Last Splash
  • "Cannonball" (Supertramp song)
    Cannonball (Supertramp song)
    "Cannonball" is the opening track from Supertramp's 1985 album Brother Where You Bound. It was written and sung by keyboardist Rick Davies entirely in the chord of G...

    , a song by Supertramp from the album Brother Where You Bound
  • "Cannonball" (Damien Rice song)
    Cannonball (Damien Rice song)
    "Cannonball" is a song by Irish folk singer Damien Rice. It was released as the second single from his debut album O, reaching #32 on the UK Singles Chart in 2003...

    ", a song by Damien Rice from his 2002 album O
  • "Cannonball", a song by Five Iron Frenzy from their 2004 album The End Is Near
    The End Is Near (Five Iron Frenzy album)
    The End is Near is the fifth and purported final studio album by Five Iron Frenzy, self-released on June 18, 2003. The album was later widely re-released as a part of double album titled The End is Here by Five Minute Walk Records on April 20, 2004...

  • "Cannonball", a song by Dog Eat Dog
    Dog Eat Dog (band)
    Dog Eat Dog, an American band originally from Bergen County, New Jersey, began in 1990 as part of the hardcore music scenes of New York City and New Jersey. With members now scattered through New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Europe, the band now refers to themselves as being based out all three areas...

     from their album Walk with Me
  • "Cannon Ball", a song by Colin Munroe
    Colin Munroe
    Colin Munroe is a Canadian singer-songwriter and record producer originally from North Gower, Ontario, who now resides in Toronto.-Biography:...

     featuring Drake from his album Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero.
  • "Cannon Ball", a soundtrack featured in the Capcom game Mega Man Zero 3
    Mega Man Zero 3
    Mega Man Zero 3, known in Japan as , is a video game developed by Inti Creates and published by Capcom for the Game Boy Advance handheld game console. It is the third video game in the Mega Man Zero series of Mega Man video games....

  • "Cannonball", a song by Brandi Carlile
    Brandi Carlile
    Brandi Carlile is an American singer and songwriter.-Early life:At age eight, Carlile performed a rendition of the country music song "Tennessee Flat Top Box" with her mother. She began to play the guitar and write songs at fifteen. At sixteen, she began to perform as a backup singer for an Elvis...

     from her album The Story

  • Cannon Ball, North Dakota
    Cannon Ball, North Dakota
    Cannon Ball is a census-designated place in Sioux County, North Dakota in the United States and on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. It sits in the northeastern part of Sioux County where the Cannonball River meets Lake Oahe of the Missouri River...

    , a city in the USA

Television series
  • Cannonball (TV series)
    Cannonball (TV series)
    Cannonball was a 1958 Normandie Productions and ITC Entertainment co-production half-hour family drama series. Filmed in Canada but starring two American actors, the series followed the adventures of Mike Malone and Jerry Austin as they drove trucks across the US and Canada.The series would appear...

    , a TV show about two truck drivers, produced in Canada in 1958-59 and syndicated in the U.S. in 1959-60

  • The Cannonball an Illinois Central passenger train routing between Chicago and New Orleans, designated in modern times as the City of New Orleans
    City of New Orleans
    The City of New Orleans is a nightly passenger train operated by Amtrak which travels between Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana. Before Amtrak's formation in 1971, the train was operated by the Illinois Central Railroad along the same route . The train currently operates on a 19½ hour...

  • The Cannonball, a train operated by the Long Island Rail Road along its Montauk Branch
    Montauk Branch
    The Montauk Branch is a rail line owned and operated by the Long Island Rail Road in the U.S. state of New York. The branch runs the length of Long Island, 115 miles from Long Island City on the west to Montauk on the east...

  • Cannon Ball roller coaster
    Cannon Ball roller coaster
    The Cannon Ball roller coaster is a wooden roller coaster at Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park, Lakeview, Georgia, near Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was designed by John C...

    , a wooden roller coaster at Lake Winnepesaukah, Georgia/Tennessee border
  • Cannonball Musical Instruments
    Cannonball Musical Instruments
    Cannonball Musical Instruments is a manufacturer of saxophones, clarinets, trumpets, and musical instrument accessories. The company was founded in 1996 by musicians Tevis and Sheryl Laukat, and is based in Sandy, Utah...

    , a Salt Lake City based musical instrument manufacturer