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carronade

(ˌkærəˈneɪd)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) an obsolete naval gun of short barrel and large bore
[C18: named after Carron, Scotland, where it was first cast; see -ade]
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Bennet was rather a man of science than a man of war, which did not, however, prevent his vessel from carrying four carronades, that had never hurt any body, to be sure, but had performed the most pacific duty in the world.
The carronade, another type of gun Constitution used during its history, weighed more than 2,000 pounds without the carriage and needed a crew of 4 to 8 men.
James was a member of the Ordnance Society and also enjoyed firing some of the smaller ordnance such as a carronade - such as to celebrate his son's wedding.
The carronade was used in the Battle of Trafalgar and American Civil War.
In order to disperse the Aborigines, said Moore, he ordered a carronade to be fired, whereupon the Aborigines retreated up a valley, leaving a two-year-old boy behind.
With their surfeit of short-range carronade or "smashers", the British had an advantage in rough weather, darkness or mist, allowing them to get in close.
A mystery surrounds two brass guns located by HMAS Encounter on an island in Napier Broome Bay WA in 1916, now called Carronade Island.
One iron works, Carron, near Falkirk, manufactured a gun named the Carronade.
Never mind their firing; when I fire a carronade (a small cannon) from the quarter-deck, that will be the signal for you to begin, and I know you will do your duty as Englishmen.
A carronade is a short-barrelled cannon that is a cross between a howitzer, and a mortar.
A mile to the north at Vrooman's Point was a battery with a 24-pounder and carronade as well as a covering company of the 5th Lincoln militia.
Once in carronade range Lawrence responded, but it was ineffectual against the British long guns; most of the Lawrence's crew were killed or wounded in the engagement.