water cannon

noun
|Updated on: 24 Jun 2018

Definition of water cannon

: a large truck-mounted nozzle for directing a high-pressure stream of water (as at a crowd of rioters or demonstrators)

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First Known Use of water cannon

1891

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WATER CANNON Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of water cannon for English Language Learners

  • : a machine that shoots a large, powerful stream of water and that is used by police to control violent crowds


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