Definition of Cannon ball

1. Noun. A solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon.

Exact synonyms: Cannonball, Round Shot
Generic synonyms: Missile, Projectile



Definition of Cannon ball

1. Noun. Alternate (dated) spelling of cannonball. ¹

2. Noun. (military artillery) A solid usually iron spherical projectile fired from a smoothbore cannon; a solid shot; a round shot. ¹

3. Noun. (military artillery) An explosive-filled hollow iron sphere fuzed through a hole and designed to explode at a calculated distance rather than explode on impact. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cannon Ball

cannikin
cannikins
cannily
canniness
canninesses
canning
cannings
cannister
cannisters
cannit
cannizzarite
cannoli
cannolis
cannon
cannon-bone
cannon ball (current term)
cannon bone
cannon cracker
cannon fire
cannon fodder
cannon sound
cannon wave
cannonade
cannonaded
cannonades
cannonading
cannonball
cannonball along
cannonball pulse
cannonballed

Literary usage of Cannon ball

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1. An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text-book, for the Use by Denison Olmsted (1858)
"The utmost velocity that can be given to a cannon ball is a little more than 2000 feet ... cannon ball."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"French General, having had his head shot off with a cannon ball: " As the order of battle had not been communicated to Sarsfield, who had not lived on ..."

3. Biennial report by North Dakota Geological Survey (1904)
"RIVER FLATS AND LIGNITE ALONG THE cannon ball AND CEDAR ... The elevation of the cannon ball flats varies from ten to eighty feet. ..."

4. The Sun by Amédée Guillemin (1875)
"Time that would be required to reach the Sun from the Earth; Light, Sound, a cannon ball, a Railway Train. "When you assert to a person unacquainted with ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"At the battle of Stone River, he was killed by a cannon-ball, while leading a column in a gallant attempt to regain a lost day. THOMAS F. MEEHAM. ..."

6. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1790)
"... luere 'written ty tbt PRINCE DE LICNE, en the Spot 'where tbt MARSHAL TURENNE <was killed by a cannon ball. ..."

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