A cannonball is round shot ammunition for a cannon. By analogy, cannonball is also the name or nickname of:

  • A diving technique in swimming; unlike competitive diving techniques, however, its purpose is to maximize, rather than minimize, splash upon water entry.


  • Cannonball Adderley, jazz alto saxophonist
  • Erwin Baker ("Cannon Ball" Baker), (1882–1960), man who traveled across the USA several times
    • Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, created in his honor
    • Cannonball (film) (1976), a film inspired by Erwin G. "Cannon Ball" Baker and his race
    • Cannonball Run (disambiguation), various things related to Erwin G. "Cannon Ball" Baker
  • Frank "Cannonball" Richards, a vaudeville performer whose act involved being shot in the gut with a cannonball

Fictional characters

  • Experiment 520, a character from Disney's Lilo & Stitch: The Series
  • Cannonball (comics), Sam Guthrie, a Marvel Comics character associated with the X-Men
  • Cannonball (G.I. Joe), a fictional character in the G.I. Joe universe
  • Cannonball (Transformers), the Decepticon space pirate in the Transformers toy line

Music albums/songs

  • Cannonball (album), an album by Pat Green
  • "Cannonball" (The Breeders song), a song by the Breeders from the album Last Splash
  • "Cannonball" (Supertramp song), a song by Supertramp from the album Brother Where You Bound
  • "Cannonball" (Damien Rice song), a song by Damien Rice from his 2002 album O, covered by Little Mix in 2011
  • "Cannonball", a song by Five Iron Frenzy from their 2004 album The End Is Near
  • "Cannonball", a song by Dog Eat Dog from their album Walk with Me
  • "Cannon Ball", a song by Colin Munroe featuring Drake from his album Colin Munroe is the Unsung Hero.
  • "Cannon Ball", a soundtrack featured in the Capcom game Mega Man Zero 3.
  • "Cannonball", a song by Brandi Carlile from her album The Story


  • Cannon Ball, North Dakota, a city in the USA

Television series

  • Cannonball (TV series), a TV show about two truck drivers, produced in Canada in 1958-59 and syndicated in the U.S. in 1959-60


  • The Cannonball an Illinois Central passenger train routing between Chicago and New Orleans, designated in modern times as the City of New Orleans
  • The Cannonball, a train operated by the Long Island Rail Road along its Montauk Branch


  • Cannon Ball roller coaster, a wooden roller coaster at Lake Winnepesaukah, Georgia/Tennessee border
  • Cannonball Musical Instruments, a Salt Lake City based musical instrument manufacturer
  • Cannonball appearance - the name given to the X-ray appearance of lung metastases in malignant neoplasms