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cannon

A cannon (plural: cannon or cannons) is a type of gun classified as artillery that launches a projectile using propellant. In the past, gunpowder was the primary propellant before the invention of smokeless powder in the 19th century. Cannon vary in caliber, range, mobility, rate of fire, angle of fire, and firepower; different forms of cannon combine and balance these attributes in varying degrees, depending on their intended use on the battlefield. The word cannon is derived from several languages, in which the original definition can usually be translated as tube, cane, or reed. →Wikipedia


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Depicted by

Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Japanese artist

Depicted in

Parabeik illustrating royal scenes
album, picture book1800
The warrior Inaue Daikurō discharging a cannon
print1847-1850

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