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English

A cannon (artillery piece)

Pronunciation

Homophones

Etymology

Origin circa 1400 A.D. from Old French canon, from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] cannone, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] canna.

This spelling was not fixed until circa 1800.[1][2]

Noun

Singular
cannon

Plural
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cannon ({{{1}}})
  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.[3]
  2. A large-bore machine gun.
  3. A bone of a horse's leg, between the fetlock joint and the knee or hock.
  4. (historical) A large muzzle-loading artillery piece.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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

Verb

Infinitive
to cannon

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to cannon (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To bombard with cannons
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To play the carom billiard shot. To strike two balls with the cue ball
    The white cannoned off the red onto the pink.

References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Barnhart, Robert K.; Editor. The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology. 1995 HarperResource/HarperCollins P.102.
  2. ^ Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com (December 26, 2006).
  3. ^ (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).

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