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cannon

Pronunciation: /ˈkænən/

Translation of cannon in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1
    (plural cannon, cannons)
    (gun) cañón (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Tommy Lynch of Leighlin wrote the ballad, and the old artillery piece was the cannon on the steps of the Courthouse in Carlow.
    • Troops in red coats and blue coats shot off cannons and artillery in his fields as all the people living there sat on the deck, cheering for one side or the other.
    • It's claimed that when the park was turned into a parade ground, practicing troops often found their cannons ' wheels caught in the ruts of graves that had collapsed in on themselves under the weight above them.
    Example sentences
    • Once they were in close, they could deliver devastating fire from their cannon and rocket armament; only a few hits could bring down a heavy bomber.
    • The fighters fired their cannons but did not hit the American aircraft.
    • An issue requiring further debate relates to whether the Army should continue to place importance on heavy tanks and cannons.
  • 2
    (plural cannons)
    (in billiards) (British English/inglés británico) carambola (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • A player makes a cannon by hitting the object balls with the cue ball.
    • The Irishman had squandered several leads during a see-saw match, but he found his groove at the end, benefiting from a lucky cannon to get among the balls.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (British English/inglés británico) [Sport/Deporte] hacer* (una) carambola to cannon into sb/sth chocar* contra algn/algo

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