Definition of cannonball in English:

cannonball

Line breaks: cannon|ball
Pronunciation: /ˈkanənbɔːl
 
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noun

1A round metal or stone projectile fired from a cannon.
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  • Mortars, as seen in the top right and bottom left hand pictures, were used to fire cannonballs over walls into a courtyard to kill soldiers and cause general damage.
  • Dozens of rounds of ammo, bombs and even cannonballs are fired at the trio, yet don't produce one scratch.
  • Also uncovered were musket balls, cannonballs, a grenade and tools.
2 (also cannonball dive) North American A jump into water feet first with the knees clasped to the chest.
More example sentences
  • She ran down the hill, off the deck, and did a cannonball into the water.
  • Yukirin quickly leaped into the water, doing a cannonball and splashing Fiona.
  • Suddenly, Tyler did a cannonball into the water.

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