Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cannonball”

See all translations


noun [C] uk   /ˈkæn.ən.bɔːl/ us  
a heavy metal or stone ball shot from a cannon
Translations of “cannonball”
in Chinese (Traditional) (用舊式大炮發射的)鐵彈,石彈…
in Chinese (Simplified) (用旧式大炮发射的)铁弹,石弹…
(Definition of cannonball from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cannonball?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day


a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More