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Cannon (in billiards)

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A corruption of carrom, which is short for carambole. A cannon is when the player’s ball strikes the adversary’s ball in such a way as to glance off and strike a second ball.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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