cannon

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkænən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkænən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kanən)


Inflections of 'cannon' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
cannons
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (All usages)
cannon
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Can be used as a collective plural—e.g. "The ship's cannon were ready to fire.")

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
can•non /ˈkænən/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -nons, (esp. when thought of as a group) -non. 
  1. Militarya mounted gun for firing heavy projectiles:The general moved his cannons into the left flank. Thirty cannon were used.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
can•non  (kanən),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -nons,  (esp. collectively) -non, v. 
n. 
  1. Militarya mounted gun for firing heavy projectiles;
    a gun, howitzer, or mortar.
  2. [Brit. Mach.]quill (def. 10).
  3. Heraldry[Armor.]a cylindrical or semicylindrical piece of plate armor for the upper arm or forearm;
    a vambrace or rerebrace.
  4. Also called  cannon bit, canon bit. a round bit for a horse.
  5. the part of a bit that is in the horse's mouth.
  6. (on a bell) the metal loop by which a bell is hung.
  7. Zoology
    • See  cannon bone. 
    • the part of the leg in which the cannon bone is situated. See diag. under  horse. 
  8. British Termsa carom in billiards.
  9. Slang Terms[Underworld Slang.]a pickpocket.

v.i. 
  1. to discharge cannon.
  2. British Termsto make a carom in billiards.
  • Latin; see cane) + -one augmentative suffix
  • Italian cannone, equivalent. to cann(a) tube (
  • Middle French
  • late Middle English canon 1375–1425 (earlier in Anglo-Latin, Anglo-French)

Can•non  (kanən),USA pronunciation n. 
    Annie Jump  (kanən),USA pronunciation 1863–1941, U.S. astronomer. Joseph Gur•ney  (kanən),USA pronunciation ("Uncle Joe''), 1836–1926, U.S. politician and legislator.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
cannon /ˈkænən/ n ( pl -nons, -non)
  1. an automatic aircraft gun of large calibre
  2. a heavy artillery piece consisting of a metal tube mounted on a carriage
  3. a heavy tube or drum, esp one that can rotate freely on the shaft by which it is supported
  4. See cannon bone
  5. a shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball after another
  6. the points scored by this
    Usual US and Canadian word: carom
vb
  1. (intransitive) often followed by into: to collide (with)
  2. short for cannonade
  3. (intransitive) to make a cannon
Etymology: 16th Century: from Old French canon, from Italian cannone cannon, large tube, from canna tube, cane1
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