Definition of cannonry in English:



mass noun
  • The use or discharge of cannon; artillery.

    • ‘There's no need for martial displays of cannonry here.’
    • ‘In the fall of 1916 the ship underwent major repairs - new steam-boilers, upgraded cannonry and communication system were installed.’
    • ‘The site was later named Battery Park and decorated with commemorative statuary and cannonry.’
    • ‘Because of her identification with lightning and cannonry, in Santería she is identified with the god Shango, god of lightning and war.’
    • ‘The chief becomes fixated on getting gunpowder so that he can use some captured cannonry on a rival tribe, but the Frenchman's services in this regard don't change the chief's basic contempt for him.’
    • ‘Music, emotion, honesty - these are the true weapons, cannonry against which all defences are rendered useless.’
    • ‘With the development of better cannonry, though, brick and stone wall forts such as this became susceptible to attack.’
    • ‘Here's me with a serious piece of Spanish Armada cannonry pulled out of Kinnagoe by the Derry Divers’ Club.’
    • ‘While en route they were fired upon by small arms and cannonry as they passed the fortified city on Kanghwa, but they easily silenced these positions.’
    • ‘An occasional flash of lightning lit up the trees and the winding road, and the cannonry of the skies rolled and echoed overhead.’
    • ‘The technology of cannonry may have been more influential on Galileo's science than the other way around.’
    • ‘The superior firepower provided by bronze cannonry proved crucial in the English navy's victory in 1588 over the much larger Spanish Armada.’
    • ‘The first way is to fire cannonry and other projectiles towards another ship in hopes of sinking, scaring, or capturing the vessel.’
    guns, big guns, ordnance, cannon, cannons, heavy weapons, heavy weaponry, battery
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