carronade

noun
car·​ron·​ade | \ ˌker-ə-ˈnād How to pronounce carronade (audio) , ˌka-rə-\

Definition of carronade

: a short-barreled gun of the late 18th and 19th centuries that fired large shot at short range and was used especially on warships

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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, NOLA.com, "Meet the 6 tall ships docking in New Orleans this weekend," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of carronade

1779, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carronade

Carron, Scotland

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