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Definition of Cannon

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

Standing at my door, I heard the discharge of a gun, and in four or five seconds of time, after the discharge, the small shot came rattling about me, one or two of which struck the house; which plainly demonstrates that the velocity of sound is greater than that of a cannon bullet.
Benjamin Banneker

Human nerves quickly get accustomed to the most unusual conditions and circumstances and I noticed that quite a number of men actually fell asleep from sheer exhaustion in the trenches, in spite of the roaring of the cannon about us and the whizzing of shrapnel over our heads.
Fritz Kreisler

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 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.

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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