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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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The roughly 12-inch cannonball was buried under a sand berm and the state police bomb squad conducted a controlled detonation at about noon Thursday.
Joe was looking forward to seeing the human cannonball and he absolutely loves stuff like this, so it's brilliant.
Cannonballs are regularly found off Redcar, as it was common for fishermen to tow out a barrel on a raft to an area which became known as 'Cannon Ball Alley' so the gunners could practise.
The angle at which the human cannonball is shot and the velocity at which he or she moves are carefully calibrated.
Constitution, constructed from live oak timbers, made a name for itself during the War of 1812 when British cannonballs bounced off its sides, earning it the nickname "Old Ironsides.
An expert from the trust confirmed they were not from Henry VIII's flagship that sank in the Solent in 1545 but probably 18th or 19th century cannonballs recovered from the shores of the River Hamble in Hampshire.
The Blists Hill Iron Foundry Museum, near Ironbridge, was commissioned to make the cannonballs by Mr Peter Goodwin, keeper and curator of the Victory at Portsmouth.
Recent theories hold that clusters of hundreds to thousands of exploding stars, or supernovas, hurl fountains or cannonballs of gas and dust out of the disks of spiral galaxies.
The sandy soil of northern Nebraska produces such an overabundance that no one feels melon-choly when green cannonballs splatter on the ground during this festival's watermelon catapult contest, or when seeds fly in the seed-spitting contest.
CUTLINE: Russell Toedt of Worcester belly flops, and Josh Goldfarb of Auburn cannonballs, into Lake Quinsigamond during the 11th Passion Plunge to benefit Special Olympics.
SALAH EL-DIN / Aswat al-Iraq: Police forces on Friday found 25 tons of cannonballs in west of Samarra city, a security source said.
We deal with a lot of different types of waste but shells and cannonballs are not what you expect to see sat next to a fridge at a recycling centre.