See also: Cannon
Attested from around 1400 as Middle English canon, from Middle French canon, from Italian cannone, from Latin canna, from Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna, “reed”), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, “reed”), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na). Doublet of canyon.
- 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.
- Any similar device for shooting material out of a tube.
- water cannon
- glitter cannon
- A bone of a horse's leg, between the fetlock joint and the knee or hock.
- A cannon bit.
- (historical) A large muzzle-loading artillery piece.
- (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) A carom.
- In English billiards, a cannon is when one's cue ball strikes the other player's cue ball and the red ball on the same shot; and it is worth two points.
- (baseball, figuratively, informal) The arm of a player that can throw well.
- He's got a cannon out in right.
- (engineering) A hollow cylindrical piece carried by a revolving shaft, on which it may, however, revolve independently.
- (printing, uncountable) Alternative form of
- (xiangqi) A piece which moves horizontally and vertically like a rook but captures another piece by jumping over a different piece in the line of attack.
bone of horse's leg — see cannon bone
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to bombard with cannons