(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. gun, field gun or piece; artillery, ordnance, battery. See arms.
(Roget's IV) n. Types of cannon include: self-propelled, muzzle-loading, muzzle-loader, breech-loading, breechloader, demi, whole cannon, cannon of seven, cannon of eight, royal cannon, tank destroyer, turret, mountain, siege, coast defense, field, antiaircraft, railway, stratosphere, antitank, bazooka, knee mortar, bombardelle, serpentine, carronade, pompom, recoilless rifle, Howitzer, Bren, Woolwich, Fraser, Armstrong, Parrot, Quaker, Lyle, lifesaving gun. Some famous cannons include --- 14th century: Bombard, Ribeaudequin, Basilica; 15th century: English cannon; 17th century: Rabinet, Falconet, Culverin Bastard, Cannon Royal; 18th century: American Revolutionary cannon, Howitzer; 19th century: Columbiad, Union, Army Mortar, French 75mm; 20th century: Big Bertha or Krupp cannon, 75 mm and 105mm Howitzer, 155mm Howitzer, 8-inch Howitzer; see also gun 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
gun, howitzer, mortar, heavy artillery, ordnance, *Big Bertha, *Long Tom.
case of projectiles: canister
cast iron balls: grapeshot
continuous firing: cannonade, barrage, salvo
gunner: cannoneer
kick: recoil
shipboard antiaircraft guns: pompom
see army, gun, weapon

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