(Can"non), n. & v. (Billiards) See Carom. [Eng.]
(Can`non*ade") n. [F. Canonnade; cf. It. cannanata.]
1. The act of discharging cannon and throwing ball, shell, etc., for the purpose of destroying an army, or
battering a town, ship, or fort; usually, an attack of some continuance.
A furious cannonade was kept up from the whole circle of batteries on the devoted towm.
2. Fig.; A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming.
Blue Walden rolls its cannonade.
(Can`non*ade"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cannonade; p. pr. & vb. n. Cannonading.] To attack
with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot.
(Can`non*ade"), v. i. To discharge cannon; as, the army cannonaded all day.
(Can"non bone) (Anat.) See Canon Bone.
(Can"noned) a. Furnished with cannon. [Poetic] "Gilbralter's cannoned steep." M. Arnold.
(Can`non*eer", Can`non*ier") n. [F. canonnier.] A man who manages, or fires, cannon.
(Can`non*er"ing), n. The use of cannon. Burke.
(Can"non*ry) n. Cannon, collectively; artillery.
The ringing of bells and roaring of cannonry proclaimed his course through the country.
(Can"not) [Can to be able + -not.] Am, is, or are, not able; written either as one word or two.
(Can"nu*la) n. [L. cannula a small tube of dim. of canna a reed, tube.] (Surg.) A small tube
of metal, wood, or India rubber, used for various purposes, esp. for injecting or withdrawing fluids. It is
usually associated with a trocar. [Written also canula.]
(Can"nu*lar) a. Having the form of a tube; tubular. [Written also canular.]
(Can"nu*la`ted) a. Hollow; affording a passage through its interior length for wire, thread,
etc.; as, a cannulated (suture) needle. [Written also canulated.]
(Can"ny, Can"nei) a. [Cf. Icel. kenn skilled, learned, or E. canny. Cf. Kenn.] [North of Eng.
1. Artful; cunning; shrewd; wary.
2. Skillful; knowing; capable. Sir W. Scott.
3. Cautious; prudent; safe.. Ramsay.
4. Having pleasing or useful qualities; gentle. Burns.
5. Reputed to have magical powers. Sir W. Scott.
No canny, not safe, not fortunate; unpropitious. [Scot.]
(Ca*noe") n.; pl. Canoes [Sp. canoa, fr. Caribbean canáoa.]