Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling the shape or sound of a cannon

Etymologies

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cannon +‎ -like

Examples

  • In one motion, Elizabeth skidded to a halt, popped to her feet, and using her cannonlike throwing arm, fired the rock toward home.

    Home Of The Brave

  • The 21-gun salute is the nation's highest honor, fired from big cannonlike guns at the funerals of current and ex-presidents.

    ASK TIP SHEET

  • Somewhere deeper in the business district, two cannonlike booms shot a mass of fresh sparks into the night.

    Firehorse

  • When he was in the air I heard the cannonlike pistol shot from down among the trees.

    A Red Death

  • "Only not quite machinery, this," Rayne said softly, bending down to examine the cannonlike device, a weapon which, according to Urza, had once sprayed a fiery, gelatinous substance that clung even to Urza's pure-energy form and burned ceaselessly.

    Bloodlines

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