meaning of Carronade

Carronade meaning in General Dictionary

a type of brief cannon previously in use made to throw a large projectile with tiny velocity employed for the goal of breaking or smashing in versus piercing the thing directed at due to the fact side of a ship It offers no trunnions it is supported on its carriage by a bolt passing through a loop on its under side

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  • a type of brief cannon, formerly being used, made to throw a sizable projectile with small velocity, employed for the purpose of breaking or smashing in, instead of piercing, the item directed at, as along side it of a ship. It has no trunnions, but is supported on its carriage by a bolt driving through a cycle on its underneath part.