What does 'cannon' mean in snooker? | The Sun
1st May 2023

SNOOKER is one of the more technical sports and has plenty of its own folklore and an equal amount of jargon.

The World Snooker Championships is the culmination of any player's season – and a title win in Sheffield can change a player's life.

But how do you get your head around all the slang used in the sport?

Here is a little guide to one of the more commonly-used phrases in snooker.

What does 'cannon' mean in snooker?

A cannon is a smart use of the white ball.

Not only can you use the white to pot either a red or a colour.

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But players can also hit the white so that it pots one ball and 'cannons' into another ball to set up the next shot.

This kind of skill is what the best players in the world spend hundreds of hours on the practice table trying to master.

Snooker is a sport full of angles and force behind the shot.

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Players do not always have to put their full force behind a shot in snooker.

Sometimes, especially if playing a strategic or defensive shot, they can merely 'kiss' the white into a ball so it makes the most minimal contact and is therefore considered a valid shot.

That means their opponent could face a tricky subsequent shot.

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