Definition of #canon
1 a : a regulation or dogma decreed by a church council
b : a provision of canon law
[Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin, from Latin, model]
: the most solemn and unvarying part of the Mass including the consecration of the #bread
[Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, standard]
a : an authoritative list of books accepted as Holy Scripture
b : the #authenticworks
of a writer the Chaucer canon
c : a sanctioned or accepted group or body of related works the canon of great literature
4 a : an accepted #principle
b : a criterion or standard of judgment the canons of good taste
c : a body of principles, rules, standards, or norms according to newspaper canon … a big story calls for a lot of copy —A. J. Liebling
[Late Greek kanōn, from Greek, model]
: a contrapuntal musical composition in which each successively entering voice presents the initial theme usually transformed in a strictly consistent way flak cannon
n1. A yellowish weapon in the Unreal series of video games that shoots out either a #spread
or a single bomb with a #smileyface
painted on it that explodes in metal shrapnel.
n2. A weapon used by the military to fill the skies with shrapnel and #downincomingenemyaircraft
v. To kill someone using a flak cannon. Once done fifteen times, you're a flak monkey.
n. "I think you should whip out your flak cannon and plug that n00b."
n. "Incoming bombers! Arm the flak cannons!"