cannon
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cannon(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (weaponry)
a. el cañón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The pirates emptied the cannons into the British merchant ship.Los piratas vaciaron los cañones en el barco mercante británico.
2. (sports) (United Kingdom)
a. la carambola
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(billiards)
With that cannon, Roberts has scored two more points.Con esa carambola, Roberts anotó dos puntos más.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (sports) (United Kingdom)
a. hacer carambola (billiards)
If Kumari doesn't cannon on this shot, she could lose the game.Si Kumari no hace carambola con este tiro, podría perder el partido.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (relating to a cannon)
a. de cañón
As punishment for their offense, the general sent the three soldiers to the front line to be cannon fodder.Como castigo por su ofensa, el general mandó a los tres soldados a la primera línea como carne de cañón.
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cannon
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el cañón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
cannon foddercarne de cañón
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cannon [ˈkænən]
noun
cannon cannons
1 (Mil) cañón (m); (collectively) artillería (f)
2 (Britain) (Billiards) carambola (f)
intransitive verb
(Britain) (Billiards) hacer carambola
modifier
cannon fodder (n) carne (f) de cañón
cannon shot (n) cañonazo (m); disparo (m) de cañón; (ammunition) bala (f) de cañón
within cannon-shot a tiro de cañón
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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