Demicannon Dem"i*can"non, n. (Mil. Antiq.) A kind of ordnance, carrying a ball weighing from thirty to thirty-six pounds. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • demicannon — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: Middle French demi canon, from demi half + canon cannon more at demi , cannon : an obsolete cannon having a bore of about 6 1/2 inches and carrying a ball weighing from 30 to 36 pounds …   Useful english dictionary

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  • whole cannon — noun : a 16th and 17th century cannon throwing a projectile weighing from 70 to 120 pounds compare demicannon …   Useful english dictionary

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