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cannon fodder


Definitions from WordNet

Noun cannon fodder has 1 sense
  1. cannon fodder, fresh fish - soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire
    --1 is a kind of soldier

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Cannon Fodder

Noun: Cannon fodder refers to soldiers who are used as expendable units in military warfare.

Sense: Referring to individuals of lower status who are considered expendable or easily sacrificed to achieve a particular goal or objective.


  1. During the fierce battle, the generals sent the inexperienced soldiers to the front lines as cannon fodder.
  2. The corrupt politician used his loyal followers as cannon fodder in his quest for power.

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