To discharge cannon whilst the army cannonaded from day to night
- To attack with heavy artillery to batter with cannon shot
- The work of discharging cannon and tossing basketball shell etc for the true purpose of destroying an army or battering a town ship or fort generally an attack of some continuance
- assault with cannons or artillery
- extreme and constant artillery fire
- The act of discharging cannon and tossing baseball, shell, etc., for the true purpose of destroying an army, or battering a city, ship, or fort; -- often, an assault of some continuance.
- Fig.; A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming.
- of Cannonade
- To attack with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot.
- To discharge cannon; as, the army cannonaded all day.
"discharge of artillery," 1650s, from cannon + -ade. As a verb, from 1660s. Compare French canonnade (16c.), Italian cannonata. Relevant: Cannonaded; cannonading.
Toward dusk the cannonade began to subside.