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He was going well in the race last year but a loose horse cannoned into him and he came down. The Sun (2017)But the loose cannon ignored them and spent the night before his death enjoying a pint in the Markets area of Belfast. The Sun (2016)They likewise claimed that they were tricked into fighting their fellow citizens and used as cannon fodder. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Cole is not so much a loose cannon as one with the shell stuck in the breach. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Just how will the loose cannon react? The Sun (2015) One of her cannon landed three and a half miles away. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But they were more than just cannon fodder. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)As if this justifies our treating them as cannon fodder. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Totally loose cannon, more like it. The Sun (2012)He was denied a winner in the third minute of added time when his 25-yarder cannoned back off the inside of the post. The Sun (2012)Cannon and artillery fire rang around the venue, which had a 6,000 crowd. The Sun (2016)A new and tantalising mystery emerged too, prompted by a set of initials found engraved on one of the cannon. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There was only enough room in the wings to carry sixty cannon rounds per gun, but they were 20 mm in calibre and usually explosive. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
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British English: cannon NOUN
A cannon is a large gun, usually on wheels, which used to be used in battles.
The cannons boom, the band plays.
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