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cannon

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈkæn.ən/ (plural cannons or mainly UK cannon)
a large, powerful gun, usually attached to two or four wheels, that was used in the past to fire heavy stone or metal balls a gun fastened to an aircraft

cannon

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   us   /ˈkæn.ən/ UK
to knock or hit against someone or something suddenly and forcefully as you are running: I was rushing along with my head down when I cannoned into an old lady walking the other way.
Translations of “cannon”
in Arabic مَدْفَع…
in Korean 대포…
in Malaysian meriam…
in French canon…
in Turkish (silah) top…
in Italian cannone…
in Chinese (Traditional) (舊時的)大炮,火炮,加農炮, (飛機上的)機關槍…
in Russian пушка…
in Polish działo, armata…
in Vietnamese súng đại bác…
in Spanish cañón…
in Portuguese canhão…
in Thai ปืนใหญ่…
in German die Kanone…
in Catalan canó…
in Japanese 大砲…
in Indonesian meriam…
in Chinese (Simplified) (旧时的)大炮,火炮,加农炮, (飞机上的)机关枪…
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