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an obsolete naval gun of short barrel and large bore
Word Origin
C18: named after Carron, Scotland, where it was first cast; see -ade
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  • Also, the violent recoil by which a carronade is often thrown off the slide of its carriage.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • From the works in which it was cast, it soon obtained the name of “carronade.”

  • We had a carronade in the bow, which we instantly turned on them and discharged.

    The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne
  • The captain stood on the carronade slide, from which he had addressed the men.

    The King's Own Captain Frederick Marryat
  • The carronade was fired with a tremendous report, but no visible effect.

    Sea Stories Various
  • Everybody was silent, letting the carronade continue its horrible din.

    Sea Stories Various
  • In the days of wooden ships the "carronade" became a most useful weapon.

    The British Navy Book

    Cyril Field
  • For artillery he had some 6-pounders and a 32-pounder carronade.

  • He slews all out of gear, like a carronade with rotten lashings.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
  • The men were armed, of course, and each boat had a carronade ready for action.

    Elsie at Viamede

    Martha Finley

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