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Cannon

(in billiards). 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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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