Translation for 'cannon' from English to Russian
NOUN   a cannon | cannon / cannons
SYNO cannon | carom | shank
пушка {ж}
карамболь {м} [бильярд]
cannon [billiards] [Br.]
пушечное мясо {с}cannon fodder
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Usage Examples English
  • The infantry was equipped with Comblain and upgraded Gras rifles, which used the same type of bullets. The artillery had 37 cannon — 20 Krupp cannon and 17 mountain cannon.
  • Cannon nets are similar to rocket net except a cannon-net projectile is a heavy metal barrel which is fired from a launch-rod attached to a metal plate.
  • When a cannon had to be abandoned such as in a retreat or surrender, the touch hole of the cannon would be plugged flush with an iron spike, disabling the cannon (at least until metal boring tools could be used to remove the plug).
  • Cannon fuse is a visco fuse that is most often thicker, steadier burning, and often extra coated to be more waterproof.
  • The Hotchkiss revolving cannon of the late 19th century was not a revolver cannon in the modern sense but was rather a Rotary cannon, with multiple barrel allowing for feeding and extraction operations in parallel in different barrels.

  • During the American Revolutionary War, Orr and a French business partner built a foundry to cast iron and brass cannon and cannon-balls.
  • Formerly used for a kind of cannon, now it is "de facto" Malaysian and Indonesian term for cannon.
  • Cannon were used by Ming dynasty forces at the Battle of Lake Poyang.
  • Armament was to be one large-calibre cannon with proximity-fused shells and two smaller 20 mm cannon.
  • Kristiansand Cannon Museum was built by the German occupational forces during World War II.

  • Firing a cannon salute partially disarms the ship, so firing a cannon for no combat reason showed respect and trust.
  • The first cannon, a 3-inch caliber named "Martienie" after Marthinus Ras, fired a 7-pound lead ball from a 4½ feet barrel.
  • De Reffye also developed the Reffye 75mm cannon in 1873. His cannons would be soon superseded by the Lahitolle 95mm cannon and especially the De Bange 90mm cannon.
  • The public square also features two surplus Civil War era cannons.
  • Armament was to be two [...] cannon and one [...] cannon, clustered in the nose.

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