[juhmp] /dʒʌmp/ (Show IPA), 1863–1941, U.S. astronomer.
[gur-nee] /ˈgɜr ni/ (Show IPA), (“Uncle Joe”) 1836–1926, U.S. politician and legislator.
noun (pl) -nons, -non
an automatic aircraft gun of large calibre
(history) a heavy artillery piece consisting of a metal tube mounted on a carriage
a heavy tube or drum, esp one that can rotate freely on the shaft by which it is supported
the metal loop at the top of a bell, from which it is suspended
See cannon bone
a shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball after another
the points scored by this Usual US and Canadian word carom
a rebound or bouncing back, as of a ball off a wall
either of the two parts of a vambrace
(intransitive) often foll by into. to collide (with)
short for cannonade
(intransitive) (billiards) to make a cannon
c.1400, “tube for projectiles,” from Anglo-French canon, Old French canon (14c.), from Italian cannone “large tube, barrel,” augmentative of Latin canna “reed, tube” (see cane (n.)). Meaning “large ordnance piece,” the main modern sense, is from 1520s. Spelling not differentiated from canon till c.1800. Cannon fodder (1891) translates German kanonenfutter (cf. Shakespeare’s food for powder in “I Hen. IV”).
American astronomer noted for her work on classifying stellar spectra. Cannon classified the spectra of 225,300 stars brighter than magnitude 8.5, as well as 130,000 fainter stars.
Annie, born 1945, U.S. writer. Historical Examples Dillard looked around to see that no doors were open, then leaned forward and spoke in a loud whisper. The Man from Jericho Edwin Carlile Litsey “I know it,” Mrs. Dillard cried like one nearly frantic with apprehension. Sarah Dillard’s Ride James Otis Dillard’s revelation had proven a […]
to heat (glass, earthenware, metals, etc.) to remove or prevent internal stress. to free from internal stress by heating and gradually cooling. to toughen or temper. Biochemistry. to recombine (nucleic acid strands) at low temperature after separating by heat. to fuse colors onto (a vitreous or metallic surface) by heating. an act, instance, or product […]
- Annie oakley
a free ticket, as to a theater; pass. Annie (Phoebe Anne Oakley Mozee) 1860–1926, U.S. sharpshooter. Slang. . Contemporary Examples Zooey is an admirer of Annie Oakley, whose rifle and pistol were on display. After Newtown Shooting, the NRA Museum Is Silent and Somber Lloyd Grove December 15, 2012 What does the opinion of the […]
- Annie peck
Annie Smith, 1850–1935, U.S. mountain climber. Gregory, 1916–2003, U.S. actor. noun a unit of dry measure equal to 8 quarts or one quarter of a bushel a container used for measuring this quantity a large quantity or number verb when intr, sometimes foll by at. to strike with the beak or with a pointed instrument […]