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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.

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Small debts are like small shot; they are rattling on every side, and can scarcely be escaped without a wound: great debts are like cannon; of loud noise, but little danger.
Samuel Johnson

I hate small towns because once you've seen the cannon in the park there's nothing else to do.
Lenny Bruce
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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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