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Definition of Cannon


  1. of Cannon
  2. A great gun; a piece of ordnance or artillery; a firearm for discharging heavy shot with great force.
  3. A hollow cylindrical piece carried by a revolving shaft, on which it may, however, revolve independently.
  4. A kind of type. See Canon.
  5. See Carom.
  6. To discharge cannon.
  7. To collide or strike violently, esp. so as to glance off or rebound; to strike and rebound.

Cannon Quotations

The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them.
William Tecumseh Sherman

The Arabs could have peace tomorrow if sufficient numbers of Palestinians were not content to be used as cannon fodder in fruitless assaults on Israel, even as the surrounding Arab powers distract the Arab masses with the red herring of Israel while retarding their countries with their repression and corruption.
Conrad Black

Our small ears never had such a workout as on the Fourth of July, hearing not only our own bursting crackers but also those of our friends, and often the boom of homemade cannon shot off by daring boys of 16 years, ready to lose a hand if it blew up.
Paul Engle

Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.
Rudyard Kipling
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Cannon Translations

cannon in Dutch is canon, kettingzang, kanon, vuurmond
cannon in French is canon, as
cannon in German is Kanone
cannon in Italian is cannone
cannon in Swedish is kanon
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