water cannon

noun

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)

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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