water cannon

noun

Definition of water cannon

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

1891

First Known Use of water cannon

1891


WATER CANNON Defined for English Language Learners

water cannon

noun

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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