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Noun: cannon  ka-nun
  1. A large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
     
  2. Heavy gun fired from a tank
     
  3. (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armour plate to protect the arm
     
  4. Heavy automatic gun fired from an aeroplane
     
  5. Lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
    - shank
     
  6. A shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
    - carom
Verb: cannon  ka-nun
  1. (billiards) make a cannon
     
  2. Fire a cannon

Sounds like: canon

Derived forms: cannoned, cannoning, cannons

Type of: armor plate [US], armor plating [US], armour plate [Brit, Cdn], armour plating [Brit, Cdn], artillery, body part, discharge, gun, heavy weapon, hit, muster out, ordnance, plate armor [US], plate armour [Brit, Cdn], shot, stroke

Part of: animal leg, armored combat vehicle [US], armoured combat vehicle [Brit, Cdn], army tank, billiards, body armor [US], body armour [Brit, Cdn], bomber, cataphract, coat of mail, hoofed mammal, pocket billiards, pool, suit of armor [US], suit of armour [Brit, Cdn], tank, ungulate

Encyclopedia: Cannon, James