Definitions for "Carronade"
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 object aimed at, as the side of a ship. It has no trunnions, but is supported on its carriage by a bolt passing through a loop on its under side.
A short, light barreled cannon, usually of large caliber, having a chamber for the powder like a mortar; chiefly used on board a ship and good for short range targets.
Large calibre short range cannon, commonly used on ships for firing canister.