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cannonball

noun can·non·ball \ ˈka-nən-ˌbȯl \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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


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cannonball

verb

Definition of cannonball

intransitive verb
: to travel with great speed

Examples of cannonball in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of cannonball from the Web

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First Known Use of cannonball

1951


CANNONBALL Defined for English Language Learners

cannonball

noun

Definition of cannonball for English Language Learners

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


CANNONBALL Defined for Kids

cannonball

noun can·non·ball \ ˈka-nən-ˌbȯl \

Definition of cannonball for Students

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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