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Synonyms for cannon
ˈkæn ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cannon(noun)

    a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels

    carom, shank

  2. cannon(noun)

    heavy gun fired from a tank

    carom, shank

  3. cannon(noun)

    (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm

    carom, shank

  4. cannon(noun)

    heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane

    carom, shank

  5. cannon, shank(noun)

    lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals

    stem, carom, shank, waist

  6. carom, cannon(verb)

    a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other

    ricochet, carom, shank

  7. cannon(verb)

    make a cannon

  8. cannon(verb)

    fire a cannon

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cannon(n.)

    great gun

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cannon(n)

    Associated words:
    ordnance, cannonade, cannoneer, linstock, calibre, bore, cascabel, breech, reenforce, chase, muzzle, trunnion, rimbase, chamber, howitzer, mortar

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    canon, barrel, gun, hot, cannonball, artillery, hottie, projectiles

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How to use cannon in a sentence?

  1. African American:

    Bass praised Cannon for his service in WWII and his fight against injustice that spanned his entire life, from New Orleans where he was born to his time in Los Angeles where he fought to become the first African American member of the PrintersUnion.

  2. Skye Wheeler:

    It's the brutal recruitment that is the most heart wrenching, forces come through their village and grab them and force them into fighting. It's an absolute negation of their basic rights as children, but also as people, not to be treated just as cannon fodder.

  3. Micah Sifry:

    He is definitely a loose cannon in terms of how he uses his Twitter account, at the same time, he hasn’t been hurt by it yet because apparently a big chunk of what he’s saying is popular among Republican voters.

  4. Richter:

    The more weakness the more falsehood; strength goes straight: every cannon ball that has in it hollows and holes goes crooked.

  5. Evan Nappen:

    This is a Queen Anne flintlock, which is a very pretty gun, the barrel looks like a cannon and it has a single shot – you have to actually untwist the barrel to load it – it’s pretty involved to even attempt to load it. But the craftsmanship is from the 1760s, and it’s just magnificent to think that every piece of it was handmade.

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