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cannonball

1. Tennis
a. a very fast low serve
b. (as modifier): a cannonball serve
2. a jump into water by a person who has his arms tucked into the body to form a ball

cannonball

[′kan·ən‚bȯl]
(ordnance)
A missile that is spheroidal in shape and fired from a cannon.
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Necklaces are made from heavy gold chains, roped with small green diamonds, with green and black diamond-studded canon balls acting as pendants.
But the pace just never lets up for a second as snakes, dangerous Nazis and canon balls the size of Dundee chase our man, but never quite manage to catch him.
Sail on: To celebrate the USS Constitution's bicentennial, Old Ironsides - built in 1797 and given her nickname after British canon balls bounced off her sides during the War of 1812 - will cruise Boston Harbor 10 times this summer, carrying 1,000 passengers drawn by random selection.
These 165 canon balls dating back to the 16th century, tumbled out when a bull rammed his horns into a hillock at a construction site, which in ancient times was known as Pragjyotishpur.
The company's CEO explains how they work: "They shoot discs, darts, canon balls at each other and as they impact on your opponent, the armour, the combat armour explodes off.