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Synonyms for cannon
ˈkæn əncan·non

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cannonnoun

    a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels

    carom, shank

  2. cannonnoun

    heavy gun fired from a tank

    carom, shank

  3. cannonnoun

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

    carom, shank

  4. cannonnoun

    heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane

    carom, shank

  5. cannon, shanknoun

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

    stem, carom, shank, waist

  6. carom, cannonverb

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

    ricochet, carom, shank

  7. cannonverb

    make a cannon

  8. cannonverb

    fire a cannon

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cannonnoun

    great gun

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cannonnoun

    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 for "cannon":

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

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  1. Marc Siegel:

    As Mayor de Blasio of New York City said yesterday… the vaccine is a cannon and the mask is a pea shooter, two shots of an mRNA vaccine are probably 84-85% effective at preventing infection from COVID and over 95% effective at keeping you out of the hospital.

  2. Luis Gonzalez:

    Around 100 tonnes of powder, 2.6 million detonators, 99 projectiles and around 3,000 cannon shells were found, the documentation that the captain had in regards to the merchandise that was being transported in the China-flagged vessel did not correspond to what we found.

  3. Confucius:

    Do not use a cannon to kill a mosquito.

  4. Winfield Hancock, Gods and Generals, pg 128, paragraph 3:

    Sir, it is not God who will assemble us on the battlefield, nor position our troops, nor place the cannon, and it is not God who will aim the musket.

  5. 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.

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