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an obsolete naval gun of short barrel and large bore
Historical Examples

The carronade had a powder chamber like many of the earliest guns known, and was similar to a mortar.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4 Various

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

Each carried a carronade, with which they opened fire on the privateer.
Dewey and Other Naval Commanders Edward S. Ellis

We had a carronade in the bow, which we instantly turned on them and discharged.
The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne

Everybody was silent, letting the carronade continue its horrible din.
Sea Stories Various

In the days of wooden ships the “carronade” became a most useful weapon.
The British Navy Book Cyril Field

He slews all out of gear, like a carronade with rotten lashings.
Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore

The carronade was fired with a tremendous report but no visible effect.
Hard Cash Charles Reade

For artillery he had some 6-pounders and a 32-pounder carronade.
The Boys of 1812 and Other Naval Heroes James Russell Soley

Say yes, and all’s right; say no, and I’m off like a round shot from a carronade.
Varney the Vampire Thomas Preskett Prest


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