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Cannon, large firearm with a barrel, breech, and firing mechanism. First used in warfare around the middle of the 14th century, early cannons were cast of bronze and wrought iron. The term gradually came to refer to any gun that was fired from a carriage or fixed mount and had a bore greater than 1 inch in diameter.

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