Translation of cannonball in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈkænənbɔːl/


  • 1.1 [Military/Militar] bala (feminine) de cañón
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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.
    1.2cannonball (service) (in tennis) saque (masculine) or servicio (masculine) fuerte y rasante

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [colloquial/familiar] ir* como un bólido [colloquial/familiar] we cannonballed down the freeway íbamos como un bólido por la autopista

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