car·​ron·​ade ˌker-ə-ˈnād How to pronounce carronade (audio)
: a short-barreled gun of the late 18th and 19th centuries that fired large shot at short range and was used especially on warships

Examples of carronade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, the Lynx is a sailing naval museum, complete with a functioning main battery of four 6-pounder carronade and four swivel guns as well as a stand of historic small arms for demonstration purposes. Jennifer Larino,, 20 Apr. 2018

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Word History


Carron, Scotland

First Known Use

1779, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carronade was in 1779

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“Carronade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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