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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 cannon balls lay scattered among rocks and could be detected only on close scrutiny.
Cameos containing inset rubies and pearls, silver forks and spoons, the ship's anchor, cannons and cannon balls were also brought to the surface.
He never claimed to have ridden cannon balls, for example.
On one occasion, Stone observed a "heap of human heads arranged like cannon balls" (78).
Culture Ministry Archaeology and Heritage department head Dr Abdulla Al Sulaiti said officials had excavated a Chinese coin, two small cannon balls and some pottery near the Tree of Life.
AIT is often assumed that this phrase has a nautical origin, with a "brass monkey" being a plate used to store pyramids of stacked cannon balls ready for battle.
KIRKUK / Aswat al-Iraq: An ammunition cache containing cannon balls and mortars has been discovered near Kirkuk City, a local security source said on Sunday.
Other items included 17th Century crossbows, and cannon balls from the Civil War 1640 Battle of Newburn.
More than a thousand cannon balls dating back to the era of British rule have been excavated at a school in south India.
"Never was a place so mauled with cannon and shell," Pepperell said, noting that the town was hit by over 9000 cannon balls and 6000 bombs.