There are 2 translations of cannon in Spanish:

cannon1

Pronunciation: /ˈkænən/

n (pl also cannon)

  • 1 (gun) cañón (m) (before n) cannon fodder carne (f) de cañón
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    • 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.
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    • 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 (in billiards) (BrE) carambola (f)
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    • 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.

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There are 2 translations of cannon in Spanish:

cannon2

vi

  • (BrE) [Sport] hacer* (una) carambola to cannon into sb/sth chocar* contra algn/algo
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    • Having potted one, Tony tried to move some balls into the open but one ball cannoned onto another and in seconds it clipped the black sending it down.
    • Eight white balls are then struck in succession by a player in an effort to get the balls to fall into the holes with the restriction that the ball being played must cannon off another ball before falling into a hole.

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Word of the day rigor
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rigor (US), rigour (GB) …
Cultural fact of the day

Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.