Definition of Cannons

1. Noun. (plural of cannon) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of cannon) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cannons

1. cannon [v] - See also: cannon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cannons

cannonball
cannonball along
cannonball pulse
cannonballed
cannonballing
cannoned
cannoneer
cannoneering
cannoneers
cannoning
cannonite
cannonlike
cannonries
cannonry
cannons (current term)
cannot
cannot but
canns
cannula
cannulae
cannular
cannulas
cannulate
cannulated
cannulates
cannulating
cannulation
cannulisation
cannulise

Literary usage of Cannons

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1. Military Manners and Customs by James Anson Farrer (1885)
"cannons and bombs were at first called diabolical, because they suggested the malice of the enemy of mankind, or serpentines, because they seemed worse than ..."

2. My Diary North and South by William Howard Russell (1863)
"Bitters before breakfast—An old Crimean acquaintance—Earthworks and batteries—Estimate of cannons—Magazines—Hospitality— English and . ..."

3. Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister of Henry the by Maximilien de Béthune Sully, Pierre-Mathurin de L'Ecluse des Loges (1812)
"The Pope for this expedition should have furnished eight thousand foot, twelve hundred horse, ten cannons, and ten galleys; the Emperor and the circles of ..."

4. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... simplicity, hope and fear, those two battering cannons and principal engines, with their objects, reward and punishment, purgatory, Limbus Patrum, &c., ..."

5. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"... simplicity, hope and fear, those two haltering cannons and principal engines, with their objects, reward and punishment, purgatory, Limbus Patrum, &c., ..."

6. Contributions to Literature: Historical, Antiquarian, and Metrical by Mark Anthony Lower (1854)
"These hooped guns were at length superseded by cannons cast in an entire piece, ... The first iron cannons cast in England were manufactured at Buxted, ..."

7. Records of Travels in Turkey, Greece, &c.: And of a Cruise in the Black Sea by Sir Adolphus Slade (1833)
"Philippopolis is subject to earthquakes; yet, on the highest crag, almost inaccessible, were three cannons, for the ostensible purpose of commanding the ..."

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