cannon foddernoun [ U ]uk /ˈkæn.ən ˌfɒd.ər/ us /ˈkæn.ən ˌfɑː.dɚ/
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- Don't allow them to use you as cannon fodder.
- I would not have them shot.' Much has been made of a statement that I declared that men were fit for something better than slavery and cannon fodder.
- The common people—the cannon fodder, the men who would die, and the women who would weep: they should be given something more than the privilege of either cheering platform patriots or being summoned for interrupting public meetings.
- Wasn't he a bigger asset to America as an alive engineer, an expert in his work, than as mere cannon fodder, one of thousands to be shot into junk in a morning's "activity"—just one of them?