carronade

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carronade (plural carronades)

  1. (nautical) a very short carriage gun used to fire a heavy shot for a limited range
    • 1836, Frederick Marryat, Mr. Midshipman Easy
      [They] viewed the vessel, which proved to be a very fine fast-sailing craft, well found, with six brass carronades on each side.