Definition of cannon

Definition of cannon
  1. cannon Noun 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.(JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
  2. cannon Noun A large-bore machine gun.
  3. cannon Noun A bone of a horse's leg, between the fetlock joint and the knee or hock.
  4. cannon Noun A large muzzle-loading artillery piece.
  5. cannon Noun A shot in which the ball struck with the cue comes in contact with two or more balls on the table; a hitting of two or more balls with the player's ball.
  6. cannon Noun The arm of a player that can throw well.
  7. cannon Verb To bombard with cannons
  8. cannon Verb To play the carom billiard shot. To strike two balls with the cue ball
  9. cannon Verb To fire something, especially spherical, rapidly.
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