Definition of cannon fodder noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


cannon fodder

BrE BrE//ˈkænən fɒdə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkænən fɑːdər//
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soldiers who are thought of not as people whose lives are important, but as material to be used up in war The soldiers were little more than cannon fodder.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cannon fodder