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Spanish Word of the Day: Cañón

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Cañón

Armas

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 7/16/2012
Word: Cañón
ca-ÑÓN Sustantivo masculino
English: cannon
Etymology: Del aumentativo de caño, tubo y este de caña.
Meaning: 1.Pieza hueca y larga, a modo de caña2.Pieza de artillería, de gran longitud respecto a su calibre, destinada a lanzar balas, metralla o cierta clase de proyectiles huecos.
Topic:Armas
Example:

"...habían iniciado el fuego de cañón las partidas rebeldes" Ramón Mª del Valle-Inclán, Tirano Banderas

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