noun Etymology: Carron, Scotland Date: 1779 a short-barreled gun of the late 18th and 19th centuries that fired large shot at short range and was used especially on warships

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  • Carronade — Car ron*ade, n. [From Carron, in Scotland where it was first made.] (Med.) A kind of short cannon, formerly in use, designed to throw a large projectile with small velocity, used for the purpose of breaking or smashing in, rather than piercing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carronade — (spr. Kärrenäd), bes. auf englischen Schiffen gebräuchliches, 6–8 Kaliber langes Geschütz mit cylinderischer Kammer, welches statt der Schildzapfen unten einen metallenen Ring hat, den ein starker eiserner Bolzen mit der Laffete verbindet. Man… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • carronade — [kar΄ə nād′] n. 〚after Carron, Scotland, where it was first made〛 an obsolete type of short, light cannon with a large bore, used at close range * * * …   Universalium

  • carronade — [kar΄ə nād′] n. [after Carron, Scotland, where it was first made] an obsolete type of short, light cannon with a large bore, used at close range …   English World dictionary

  • Carronade — The carronade was a short smoothbore, cast iron cannon, developed for the Royal Navy by the Carron Company, an ironworks in Falkirk, Scotland, UK used from the 1770s to the 1860s.The carronade was designed as a short range naval weapon with a low …   Wikipedia

  • Carronade — Caronade Caronade de 24 livres (140mm) Une caronade ou Carronade est une pièce d artillerie courte développée par la fonderie écossaise Carron à partir de 1779. Elle est mise en service sur tous les navires de la Royal Navy trois années après les …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Carronade — Karronade Kaliber 140 mm Die Karronade (engl. Carronade) ist eine Art leichter Kanone kurzer Reichweite, die seit Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts zunächst als Zusatzbewaffnung auf Linienschiffen und Fregatten, später auch als Hauptbewaffnung auf Sloops …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • carronade — karonada statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Lygiavamzdis didelio kalibro, turintis trumpą vamzdį pabūklas. Pavadintas pagal Karonos liejyklą Škotijoje. Buvo naudojamas laivų ir kranto artilerijoje šaudyti į priešo laivus nedideliu atstumu… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • Carronade Island — is an island in Napier Broome Bay off the northern coast of Western Australia. It takes its name from two bronze cannons discoverd there in the early 20th century.HistoryIn July 1916, during a visit by HMAS Encounter , two bronze cannons were… …   Wikipedia

  • carronade — noun /ˌkɛrəˈneɪd/ a very short carriage gun used to fire a heavy shot for a limited range [They] viewed the vessel, which proved to be a very fine fast sailing craft, well found, with six brass carronades on each side …   Wiktionary

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