carronade definition

  • noun:
    • a tremendously short carriage weapon familiar with fire huge shot for a small range
    • A kind of brief cannon, formerly in use, made to throw a big projectile with tiny velocity, utilized for the goal of breaking or smashing in, versus piercing, the object geared towards, as part of a ship. It's no trunnions, it is supported on its carriage by a bolt passing through a loop on its underneath side.
    • A short piece of ordnance having a big caliber and a chamber the dust, like a mortar.

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