Definition of carronade in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkarəˈneɪd/


A short large-calibre cannon, formerly in naval use.
Example sentences
  • He was still outnumbered by 18 ships to 16, but thanks to his mighty carronades (large-calibre cannons) - built on the banks of the Forth - the British prevailed.
  • In addition to remarkable administrative and strategic abilities, Middleton was also instrumental in getting the Royal Navy to adopt carronades and coppered hulls.
  • In fact, the vessel carried a mixed battery of up to fifty guns, including a main battery of long 24-pounders and short carronades, which could fire a heavier 32-pound ball for a much shorter distance.


Late 18th century: from Carron, near Falkirk in Scotland, where this kind of cannon was first made.

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