Definition of Cannonball

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

Exact synonyms: Cannon Ball, Round Shot
Generic synonyms: Missile, Projectile

Definition of Cannonball

1. Noun. (military artillery) ¹

2. Noun. The result of running and jumping in a flexed position into a swimming pool to create a large splash, mimicking the flight and shape of a cannonball. ¹

3. Noun. (slang figuratively) Something that moves fast. ¹

4. Noun. (tennis) a served ball that travels with great speed and describes little or no arc in flight. ¹

5. Verb. To jump/dive into water doing a cannonball landing. ¹

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Definition of Cannonball

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cannonball

cannon ball
cannon bone
cannon cracker
cannon fire
cannon fodder
cannon sound
cannon wave
cannonball (current term)
cannonball along
cannonball pulse

Literary usage of Cannonball

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1. In Defense of the Earth's Centrality and Immobility: Scholastic Reaction to by Edward Grant (1984)
"The net effect, however, is to locate the cannonball only one mile east of the ... Tycho's intent was to deny that the distance of the cannonball from its ..."

2. Read & Understand Poetry, Grades 4-5 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers (2005)
"JL The cannonball nears Vaughn at about 4 o'clock in the morning. _7_ Casey tells Webb to jump out of the cannonball, and he does. 8 The cannonball crashes ..."

3. Contributions to Economic Geology (short Papers and Preliminary Reports), 1912 by Marius Robinson Campbell, David White (1914)
"The limits of the region of the more important beds lie partly within the area examined and partly northwest of it, and the term "cannonball River lignite ..."

4. Water-supply and Irrigation Papers of the United States Geological Survey by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1905)
"may be, however, that detailed study will show that two or more of these tracts may be connected by ditches and treated as one. cannonball ..."

5. Bulletin by Geological Survey (U.S.) (1916)
"cannonball MARINE MEMBER.i The cannonball marine member of the Lance ... The type locality for this member is on cannonball River in Morton County, N. Dak., ..."

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