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  • n. Alternate (dated) spelling of cannonball.
  • n. A solid usually iron spherical projectile fired from a smoothbore cannon; a solid shot; a round shot.
  • n. An explosive-filled hollow iron sphere fuzed through a hole and designed to explode at a calculated distance rather than explode on impact.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. strictly, a round solid missile of stone or iron made to be fired from a cannon, but now often applied to a missile of any shape, whether solid or hollow, made for cannon. Elongated and cylindrical missiles are sometimes called bolts; hollow ones charged with explosives are properly called shells.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon

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