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cannonball

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noun can·non·ball \ˈka-nən-ˌbȯl\

Definition of cannonball

  1. 1 :  a usually round solid missile made for firing from a cannon

  2. 2 :  a jump into water made with the arms holding the knees tight against the chest

  3. 3 :  a hard flat tennis service

  4. 4 :  an express train

1655

First Known Use of cannonball

1655


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cannonball

verb can·non·ball

Definition of cannonball

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to travel with great speed

Examples of cannonball in a sentence

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

1951

First Known Use of cannonball

1951


CANNONBALL Defined for English Language Learners

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cannonball

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noun can·non·ball \ˈka-nən-ˌbȯl\

Definition of cannonball for English Language Learners

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


CANNONBALL Defined for Kids

cannonball

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noun can·non·ball \ˈka-nən-ˌbȯl\

Definition of cannonball for Students

  1. 1 :  a usually round solid missile (as of stone or metal) for firing from a cannon

  2. 2 :  a jump into water made with the arms holding the knees tight against the chest



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