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cannonry

[kan-uh n-ree]
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noun, plural can·non·ries.
  1. a discharge of artillery.
  2. artillery(def 1).
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Origin of cannonry

First recorded in 1830–40; cannon + -ry
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Examples from the Web for cannonry

Historical Examples

  • Louisville received the explorers with bonfires and cannonry.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye

  • The ringing of bells and roaring of cannonry proclaimed his course through the country.

  • An occasional flash of lightning lit up the trees and the winding road, and the cannonry of the skies rolled and echoed overhead.

    Windy McPherson's Son

    Sherwood Anderson

  • The air is blackened with rifle smoke; the roar of cannonry deafens us.


British Dictionary definitions for cannonry

cannonry

noun plural -ries rare
  1. a volley of artillery fire
  2. artillery in general
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