Translation of cannonball in Spanish:


bala de cañón, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkænənˌbɔl/ /ˈkanənbɔːl/


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    bala de cañón feminine
    • Mortars, as seen in the top right and bottom left hand pictures, were used to fire cannonballs over walls into a courtyard to kill soldiers and cause general damage.
    • Dozens of rounds of ammo, bombs and even cannonballs are fired at the trio, yet don't produce one scratch.
    • Also uncovered were musket balls, cannonballs, a grenade and tools.
    • Found on board were Portuguese pottery, oak barrels, textiles including the hem of a medieval robe, a stone cannonball and parts of original rigging and sails.
    • Recent finds include copper pins marked with the broad arrow of the Admiralty, copper sheathing, pan weights, musket balls, cannonballs and a sounding lead.
    • The chief of the boat, Francis Sharkey had expressed concerns about the compartments near the reactor room, after the boat had taken several hits from the old fashioned cannonballs fired at them from the square rigger.
    • In the heyday of the Hapsburgs, Viennese noblemen, for want of other diversion, amused themselves by firing cannonballs into the annual armadas of migrating beluga sturgeon that swam up the Danube to spawn.
    • After several more jerky movements, he shot him self like a cannonball at Stone, sending him flying almost into a wall.
    • The Crimean War yielded inkwells made from Russian cannonballs, and the mainly naval Spanish-American war of 1898 produced souvenirs made from submarine cable cut while under fire, and artillery shells made into cigar cutters.
    • Over seven years we found guns, muskets, tools, swords and cannonballs - we just reburied it all near the site.
    • Unhappily, one barrel inevitably discharged before the other causing the cannonballs either to describe an irregular and unpredictable trajectory or, worse, to whip around in a potentially fatal fashion.
    • If a cannon is fired from atop a high hill, the cannonball will fall to Earth, landing some distance away.
    • Using the manual option allows you to attempt to disable the enemy boat's sails with chain shot, destroy the boat's hull with cannonballs, or kill off the crew with grapeshot.
    • A small difference in the angle of a cannon will make the cannonball land in a slightly different place.
    • He also possessed a secret weapon: bronze cannonballs which, according to their German manufacturer, could blast the walls of Babylon itself.
    • Determine the curve described by cannonballs and bombs, taking into consideration the resistance of the air; give rules for obtaining the ranges corresponding to different initial velocities and to different angles of projection.
    • We had been told that cannonballs were scattered liberally over this small bay, but seeing them in situ was something else.
    • A nearby black hole, hurtling like a cannonball through the plane of our Milky Way, has provided possibly the best evidence yet that stellar-mass black holes are made in supernova explosions.
    • The selection includes bombs from both World Wars, cannonballs, and a massive bronze shell which will hopefully be suspended from the ceiling according to curator Marilyn Bullivant.
    • The question was posed in the latter half of the 16th century, when Sir Walter Raleigh asked the English mathematician Thomas Harriot for a quick way to estimate the number of cannonballs that could be stacked on the deck of a ship.
  • 2also cannonball service

    (in tennis)
    saque fuerte y rasante masculine
    servicio fuerte y rasante masculine

intransitive verb

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    ir como un bólido informal
    we cannonballed down the freeway íbamos como un bólido por la autopista