an obsolete naval gun of short barrel and large bore

Word Origin for carronade

C18: named after Carron, Scotland, where it was first cast; see -ade
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Examples from the Web for carronade

Historical Examples of carronade

  • 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.