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Cannon meaning

cannon - 9 dictionary results

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

cannon - examples of usage

  1. Arra, dear shoy, I told him a parcel of lies, but they would not believe me, for I said that I got it from my father when it was a little pistol, and I had kept it till it had grown a gun, and was designed to use it well until it had grown a big cannon, and then sell it to the military.
  2. Just before Armistead was shot, he placed his flag upon a captured cannon and cried " Give them the cold steel, boys!"
  3. The third cannon sent up its cloud, and De Plonville's eyes extended at what they saw.
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