• (America) IPA: /ˌkɛɹəˈneɪd/

carronade (plural carronades)

  1. (nautical, historical) A very short carriage gun used to fire a heavy shot for a limited range.
    • 1836, Frederick Marryat, Mr. Midshipman Easy
      [They] viewed the vessel, which proved to be a very fine fast-sailing craft, well found, with six brass carronades on each side.

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.011
Offline English dictionary