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1cannonball

noun can·non·ball \ˈka-nən-ˌbl\

: a heavy metal or stone ball that is shot from a cannon

Full Definition of CANNONBALL

1
:  a usually round solid missile made for firing from a cannon
2
:  a jump into water made with the arms holding the knees tight against the chest
3
:  a hard flat tennis service
4
:  an express train
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First Known Use of CANNONBALL

1655

2cannonball

verb

Definition of CANNONBALL

intransitive verb
:  to travel with great speed

Examples of CANNONBALL

  1. <a dune buggy came recklessly cannonballing down the crowded beach>

First Known Use of CANNONBALL

1951
CANNONBALL Defined for Kids

cannonball

noun can·non·ball \ˈka-nən-ˌbl\

Definition of CANNONBALL for Kids

1
:  a usually round solid missile (as of stone or metal) for firing from a cannon
2
:  a jump into water made with the arms holding the knees tight against the chest

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