Usage note
This word is often used in the plural in the sense shown in 2).
masculine noun
1. (shot from a cannon) 
Los soldados lanzaron varios cañonazos contra el enemigo.The soldiers fired several cannon shots against the enemy.
2. (firing of cannons) 
Los cañonazos lejanos alertaron a la población del conflicto.The sound of the distant cannon fire alerted the population to the conflict.
3. (sports) 
a. shot 
El portero paró el cañonazo del jugador con las manos.The goalkeeper stopped the player's shot with his hands.
El futbolista es conocido por sus cañonazos contra la portería.The soccer player is well known for his powerful shots on goal.
1. (disparo de cañón) 
a. gunshot 
2. (colloquial) 
a. powerful shot 
1 (Mil) cannon shot;cañonazos (fuego) cannon fire
; (s)
salva de 21 cañonazos 21-gun salute
cañonazo de advertencia (Náutica) warning shot; shot across the bows
2 (Fútbol) shot; volley; fierce shot
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