Definitions for cannonballˈkæn ənˌbɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

can•non•ballˈkæn ənˌbɔl(n.)

  1. a missile, usu. round and made of iron or steel, designed to be fired from a cannon.

    Category: Military

  2. something that moves with great speed, as an express train.

  3. a dive made in a curled-up position with the arms pressing the knees against the chest.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cannonball, cannon ball, round shot(noun)

    a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon

Wiktionary

  1. cannonball(Noun)

    The result of running and jumping in a flexed position into a swimming pool to create a large splash, mimicking the flight and shape of a cannonball.

    The cannonball could be called the S.U.V. of the pool uE000122695uE001 oversized, brash, hormonally hardwired.

  2. cannonball(Noun)

    Something that moves fast.

    Meetings of the model train club always begin with the song "Wabash Cannonball".

  3. cannonball(Noun)

    a served ball that travels with great speed and describes little or no arc in flight.

  4. cannonball(Verb)

    To jump/dive into water doing a cannonball landing.

    He cannonballed into the pool, drenching us all.

Freebase

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball is a fictional Marvel Comics superhero, associated with the X-Men. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Bob McLeod, Cannonball first appeared in Marvel Graphic Novel #4: The New Mutants. Cannonball is a mutant who uses the ability to fly at jet speeds while encased in an impenetrable force field. The eldest of a large Kentucky coal mining family, Cannonball is one of few X-Men from a southern, rural background and has maintained the values of civility, hard work, and a strong commitment to his beliefs throughout his career as a superhero. Several of his siblings are also mutants and have joined X-Men-related teams, including his sisters, Paige and Melody, and brothers Jay and Jeb. Other siblings include a brother named Lewis, and four more sisters: Joelle, Elizabeth, Cissie and another unnamed sister. Cannonball was a founding member of the X-Men's junior team The New Mutants. He joined The New Mutants' later incarnation X-Force, serving as second-in-command and field leader. He joined the X-Men, becoming the first member of a secondary team to "graduate". His tenure was complicated by clashes with superiors and he eventually rejoined X-Force and later the X-Men once more.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cannonball(noun)

a ball of iron, shot from a cannon.

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