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- Rhymes: -ænən
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.
- 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.
- A large-bore machine gun.
- A bone of a horse's leg, between the fetlock joint and the knee or hock.
- (historical) A large muzzle-loading artillery piece.
- (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.
- (baseball) The arm of a player that can throw well.
- He's got a cannon out in right.
Third person singular
- To bombard with cannons
- (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.
- ^ Barnhart, Robert K.; Editor. The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology. 1995 HarperResource/HarperCollins P.102.
- ^ Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com (December 26, 2006).
- ^ (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
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