In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1plural cannon cannons(gun)cañón masculine
- If a cannon is fired from atop a high hill, the cannonball will fall to Earth, landing some distance away.
- But the salute, which started slightly late and with one cannon out of action after a round misfired, left him slightly disappointed.
- With new money came new and more lethal weapons: Antonov bombers, helicopter gunships, artillery cannons.
- This enormous flying boat, also known as the Flying Porcupine, was heavily armed with defensive weapons, including five 20 mm cannons and four machine-guns.
- Archaeologists yesterday put on show a 17th century cannon recovered from a wreck dubbed Scotland's Mary Rose.
- The talk is all of what happened on Swift Boats thirty-five years ago, not of the cannons being fired from US AC - 130 gunships this week.
- Once they were in close, they could deliver devastating fire from their cannon and rocket armament; only a few hits could bring down a heavy bomber.
- Pro-Taylor militia fighters raced through the city in jeeps at dawn yesterday with mounted cannons and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.
- A single-seater aircraft, it looked rather tiny, but the 37 mm cannon in its nose, its barrel protruding through the propeller boss, was not.
- The cannon crews defended their guns with everything they had, turning from guns to knives and even their bare knuckles.
- The sound of cannons firing and bayonets clashing together is what I think of when I think of war.
- Everyone in Charleston could hear the cannons firing.
- For the next thirty minutes, the two tanks traveled in opposite directions, completely destroying the convoy with their one twenty millimeter cannons and 50 caliber machine guns.
- In some missions, you'll be required to hop on an antiaircraft gun and shoot down enemy fighter planes, while in others you'll be manning chain guns and cannons on moving boats and trucks.
- Rebel riflemen flung themselves on smoking union cannons firing pointblank, bayonets stabbing, taking vengeance on the cannoneers.
- Major weapons systems, such as aircraft carriers, fighter jets, artillery cannons and submarines are likely to be much less useful in unconventional wars.
- In 1968 Gen. Franks returned to Fort Sill, where he commanded a cannon battery in the Artillery Training Center.
- Troops in red coats and blue coats shot off cannons and artillery in his fields as all the people living there sat on the deck, cheering for one side or the other.
- An issue requiring further debate relates to whether the Army should continue to place importance on heavy tanks and cannons.
- Spitbank Fort boasts commanding views over the Solent, which its battery of 15 giant cannons used to protect, and can also rake in around £300,000 a year in revenue.
- It's claimed that when the park was turned into a parade ground, practicing troops often found their cannons ' wheels caught in the ruts of graves that had collapsed in on themselves under the weight above them.
- So powerful was the result that Chepstow continued in use until 1690, being finally adapted for cannon and musketry after an epic Civil War siege.
- The military arms enthusiast was given the specialist task of replacing two historic cannon which once stood on the steps of Ashton Town Hall.
- There was a sudden shaking and rumble of cannons and battering-rams and I saw flames flickering.
- Tommy Lynch of Leighlin wrote the ballad, and the old artillery piece was the cannon on the steps of the Courthouse in Carlow.
- But in the visual chaos, one can discern leaning buildings, a crowd of people, and in the lower right, a wheeled, blasting cannon.
- The massive launching blast of the howitzer cannon deafened all that were near.
- The number of smooth-bore cannons used as artillery increased steadily.
- Sticks and stones gave way to swords, spears, cannons, guns and nuclear weapons.
- However, the Irish needed the castle's large cannon for use in reducing other strongholds in the region, and were anxious to do so with the minimum delay.
- The cannons still battered the fort because they could feel the stone beneath them rumble in response to each hit, and then the loud explosion that came after.
- In her article on the last days of Byzantium, Judith Herrin emphasises just how noisy they were, with drums and trumpets and church bells sounding over the roar of cannon and the clash of steel.
- The fighters fired their cannons but did not hit the American aircraft.
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- The Irishman had squandered several leads during a see-saw match, but he found his groove at the end, benefiting from a lucky cannon to get among the balls.
- A player makes a cannon by hitting the object balls with the cue ball.
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- Having potted one, Tony tried to move some balls into the open but one ball cannoned onto another and in seconds it clipped the black sending it down.
- Eight white balls are then struck in succession by a player in an effort to get the balls to fall into the holes with the restriction that the ball being played must cannon off another ball before falling into a hole.
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