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Definition of cannon:

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


stem, carom, shank, waist, ricochet.

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