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A '''cannon''' is a piece of artillery typically used as a weapon, although they are also commonly used for ceremonial purposes. A cannon was used at the start of each of the three tasks during the [[1994]] - [[1995]] [[Triwizard Tournament]]. [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] [[Caretaker]] [[Argus Filch]] fired it, signalling the contestants to proceed to the task. On several occasions, he accidentally fired the cannon before it was time for the champions to proceed to the task.
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A '''cannon''' is a piece of artillery typically used as a weapon, although they are also commonly used for ceremonial purposes.
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In [[1991]], while the [[Dursley family]] and [[Harry Potter]] were hiding out at the [[Hut-on-the-Rock]] following [[Vernon Dursley]]'s taking the family on the run from [[Wizardkind|wizards]], [[Dudley Dursley]] stupidly commented "Where's the cannon?" when [[Rubeus Hagrid]] knocked loudly on the door.<ref name="PS4">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 4 - (''The Keeper of the Keys'')</ref>
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A cannon was used at the start of each of the three tasks during the [[1994]] - [[1995]] [[Triwizard Tournament]]. [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] [[Caretaker]] [[Argus Filch]] fired it, signalling the contestants to proceed to the task. On several occasions, he accidentally fired the cannon before it was time for the champions to proceed to the task.
   
 
There is also a [[Quidditch]] team named the [[Chudley Cannons]].
 
There is also a [[Quidditch]] team named the [[Chudley Cannons]].
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st Mention}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]'' {{1st}}
   
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==Notes and references==
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[[Category:Objects]]

Revision as of 02:37, January 28, 2013

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Cannon
Object information
Usage

Used to signal the start of the Triwizard Tournament tasks

Owners

Hogwarts

A cannon is a piece of artillery typically used as a weapon, although they are also commonly used for ceremonial purposes.

In 1991, while the Dursley family and Harry Potter were hiding out at the Hut-on-the-Rock following Vernon Dursley's taking the family on the run from wizards, Dudley Dursley stupidly commented "Where's the cannon?" when Rubeus Hagrid knocked loudly on the door.[1]

A cannon was used at the start of each of the three tasks during the 1994 - 1995 Triwizard Tournament. Hogwarts Caretaker Argus Filch fired it, signalling the contestants to proceed to the task. On several occasions, he accidentally fired the cannon before it was time for the champions to proceed to the task.

There is also a Quidditch team named the Chudley Cannons.

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 4 - (The Keeper of the Keys)

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