canon vs cannon :

canon or cannon

“Canon” used to be such a rare word that there was no temptation toconfuse it with “cannon”: a large piece of artillery. The debate overthe literary canon (a list of officially-approved works) and thepopularity of Pachelbel’s Canon (an imitative musical form related tothe common “round”) have changed all that—confusion is rampant. Justremember that the big gun is a “cannon.” All the rest are “canons.” Notethat there are metaphorical uses of “cannon” for objects shaped likelarge guns, such as a horse’s “cannon bone.”

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Definitions

  • n  a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
    the neoclassical canon
    canons of polite society
  • n  a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter
  • n  a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall
  • n  a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts
  • n  a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church
  • n  a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired

  • n  a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
  • n  heavy gun fired from a tank
  • n  (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm
  • n  heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane
  • n  lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals
  • n  a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other
  • v  make a cannon
  • v  fire a cannon
News & Articles


  • Civil War cannon has a story to tell
    NEVADA — Story County’s cannon has a story to tell, and now it has some help. Gov. Terry Branstad will be among the dozens of guests on hand at noon Friday for a dedication of an engraved stone commemorating the 1862 Civil War cannon located on the ground of the county administration building in Nevada.
    June 13, 2013 - The Ames Tribune
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    June 13, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Civil War cannon has a story to tell
    NEVADA — Story County’s cannon has a story to tell, and now it has some help. Gov. Terry Branstad will be among the dozens of guests on hand at noon Friday for a dedication of an engraved stone commemorating the 1862 Civil War cannon located on the ground of the county administration building in Nevada.
    June 13, 2013 - The Ames Tribune