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water cannon

noun
1.
a truck-mounted hose or pipe that shoots a jet of water through a nozzle at extremely high pressure, used especially in dispersing rioters or demonstrators.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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water cannon

noun
1.
an apparatus for pumping water through a nozzle at high pressure, used in quelling riots
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