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Noun: carronade  ,ker-u'neyd [N. Amer], ,ka-ru'neyd [Brit]
  1. (historical) a kind of short cannon, designed to throw a large projectile with small velocity, used for the purpose of breaking or smashing in, rather than piercing, the object aimed at, usually the side of a ship

Derived forms: carronades

Encyclopedia: Carronade