I. noun Date: 1655 1. a usually round solid missile made for firing from a cannon 2. a jump into water made with the arms holding the knees tight against the chest 3. a hard flat tennis service 4. an express train II. intransitive verb Date: 1951 to travel with great speed

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  • cannonball — 1. noun a) 1. A spherical projectile fired from a smoothbore cannon; a solid shot; a solid round shot; a ball. 2. An explosive filled hollow iron sphere fused through a hole and intended to explode at a calculated distance rather than explode on… …   Wiktionary

  • cannonball — /kan euhn bawl /, n. Also, cannon ball. 1. a missile, usually round and made of iron or steel, designed to be fired from a cannon. 2. Tennis. a served ball that travels with great speed and describes little or no arc in flight. 3. anything that… …   Universalium

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