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noun as in missile

noun as in projectile

noun as in shot

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If an electron passes through matter like a bullet, a muon tears through like a cannonball.

A wall may stop a bullet, while a cannonball can pass through.

A sudden downpour, an extra-large splash from your cousin’s deranged cannonball, or a spilled water bottle in the bottom of your bag can mean disaster for many of the even best portable speakers.

We’ll do some improvements on our existing ones, and if we start to get some traffic, we can go back and get more money and then turn that bullet into firing a cannonball.

From Digiday

The Gen X-y video boasted a giant cannonball rolling down suburban streets, as well as front woman Kim Deal singing underwater.

My description of Cannonball has become admittedly abstract, and the novel is sometimes inexplicably opaque.

A cannonball—metal or human—displaces water, but it regains its own level.

It is at this point that Cannonball turns toward Pynchonian conspiracy.

But the Republican Party has shot like a cannonball to the right.

This village we have just mentioned was on the east side of the river nearly opposite to the mouth of the Cannonball River.

They were not at all certain where they were, but they knew they were a long way from the mouth of the Little Cannonball.

The skunk retaliated in his own fashion; and shortly after, they moved forever out of the cabin on the Little Cannonball.

It is a prairie stream paralleling Cannonball and Cheyenne rivers, and largely destitute of timber.

Being laid about six feet thick, a cannonball could not have penetrated.


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On this page you'll find 68 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cannonball, such as: ammo, armament, bomb, bullet, cartridge, and chemical.

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