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  1. carronade(Noun)

    a very short carriage gun used to fire a heavy shot for a limited range

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carronade(noun)

    a kind of short cannon, formerly in use, designed to throw a large projectile with small velocity, used for the purpose of breaking or smashing in, rather than piercing, the object aimed at, as the side of a ship. It has no trunnions, but is supported on its carriage by a bolt passing through a loop on its under side

  2. Origin: [From Carron, in Scotland where it was first made.]


  1. Carronade

    The carronade is a short smoothbore, cast iron cannon, which was used by the Royal Navy and first produced by the Carron Company, an ironworks in Falkirk, Scotland, UK. It was used from the 1770s to the 1850s. Its main function was to serve as a powerful, short-range anti-ship and anti-crew weapon. While considered very successful early on, carronades eventually disappeared as rifled naval artillery changed the shape of the shell and led to fewer and fewer close-range engagements.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carronade

    kar-un-ād′, n. a short cannon of large bore, first made at Carron in Scotland.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. carronade

    A short gun, capable of carrying a large ball, and useful in close engagements at sea. It takes its name from the large iron-foundry on the banks of the Carron, near Falkirk, in Scotland, where this sort of ordnance was first made, or the principle applied to an improved construction. Shorter and lighter than the common cannon, and having a chamber for the powder like a mortar, they are generally of large calibre, and carried on the upper works, as the poop and forecastle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carronade in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carronade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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