water cannon
noun Date: 1964 a large truck-mounted nozzle for directing a high-pressure stream of water (as at a crowd of rioters or demonstrators)

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  • water cannon — water cannons N COUNT (water cannon can also be used as the plural form.) A water cannon is a machine which shoots out a large, powerful stream of water. It is used by police to break up crowds of people who are protesting or fighting …   English dictionary

  • water cannon — water .cannon n [U and C] a machine that sends out a powerful stream of water, used by police to control violent crowds …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • water cannon — water ,cannon noun count a piece of equipment that shoots water at people, used by the police for controlling crowds …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • water cannon — ► NOUN ▪ a device that ejects a powerful jet of water, used to disperse a crowd …   English terms dictionary

  • water cannon — n. a pumping device which produces a powerful jet of water, used as by the police to disperse crowds …   English World dictionary

  • Water cannon — A water cannon is a device that shoots a high pressure stream of water. Typically, water cannons can deliver a large volume of water, often over dozens of metres / hundreds of feet. They are used in firefighting and riot control. Most water… …   Wikipedia

  • water cannon — noun a hose (carried on a truck) that fires water under high pressure to disperse crowds (especially crowds of rioters) • Syn: ↑watercannon • Hypernyms: ↑hose, ↑hosepipe * * * noun, pl ⋯ cannons or ⋯ cannon [count] : a machine that shoots a large …   Useful english dictionary

  • water cannon — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms water cannon : singular water cannon plural water cannons a piece of equipment that shoots water at people, used by the police for controlling crowds …   English dictionary

  • water cannon — a truck mounted hose or pipe that shoots a jet of water through a nozzle at extremely high pressure, used esp. in dispersing rioters or demonstrators. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • water cannon — noun A device that shoots a large amount water at high pressure through a hose like tube …   Wiktionary

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