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ˈkæn ənˌbɔlcan·non·ball

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  1. cannonball, cannon ball, round shotnoun

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


  1. cannonballnoun

    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. cannonballnoun

    Something that moves fast.

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

  3. cannonballnoun

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

  4. cannonballverb

    To jump/dive into water doing a cannonball landing.

    He cannonballed into the pool, drenching us all.


  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball is a song written and performed by Irish folk singer Damien Rice. It was released as the second single from his debut album O, following the release of the debut single "The Blower's Daughter" and was subject of many releases in 2003 (reaching number 32 on the UK Singles Chart), 2004 (reaching number 19) and 2011 (reaching number 9). The song was picked as the winner's song for the British The X Factor in its eighth series and was released by the series winners Little Mix on 11 December 2011, topping the British and Irish Singles Charts in the first week of release. Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia covered the song for her 2015 studio album Male.


  1. cannonball

    A cannonball is a round, heavy projectile traditionally used as ammunition in a cannon or similar artillery weapon. Typically made of iron, stone, or other heavy materials, it is designed to be fired with great force to damage or destroy enemy fortifications, ships, or personnel. The term "cannonball" can also refer to a kind of dive in swimming where the diver tucks their knees to their chest and holds them in place with their arms, forming a round shape like a cannonball.


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cannonball in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cannonball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of cannonball in a Sentence

  1. Charles V:

    Name me an emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball.

  2. Charles V:

    Name me and emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball.

  3. Liza Dougherty:

    The divers would come down, pull up a cannonball and there would be two beneath it.

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    the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    A volubility
    B confrere
    C mumblety-peg
    D imperviousness

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