n. pl. can·non·ries
1. A battery of cannons; artillery.
2. Artillery fire.


n, pl -ries
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a volley of artillery fire
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) artillery in general


(ˈkæn ən ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a discharge of artillery.


1. cannon collectively.
2. cannon flre.
See also: Weaponry


 cannons collectively, cannoneers, collectively, as a force, 1886.
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