Definition of cannonry in US English:

cannonry

noun

  • The use or discharge of cannon; artillery.

    • ‘Here's me with a serious piece of Spanish Armada cannonry pulled out of Kinnagoe by the Derry Divers’ Club.’
    • ‘The technology of cannonry may have been more influential on Galileo's science than the other way around.’
    • ‘The site was later named Battery Park and decorated with commemorative statuary and cannonry.’
    • ‘Music, emotion, honesty - these are the true weapons, cannonry against which all defences are rendered useless.’
    • ‘There's no need for martial displays of cannonry here.’
    • ‘The superior firepower provided by bronze cannonry proved crucial in the English navy's victory in 1588 over the much larger Spanish Armada.’
    • ‘An occasional flash of lightning lit up the trees and the winding road, and the cannonry of the skies rolled and echoed overhead.’
    • ‘Because of her identification with lightning and cannonry, in Santería she is identified with the god Shango, god of lightning and war.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the fall of 1916 the ship underwent major repairs - new steam-boilers, upgraded cannonry and communication system were installed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The first way is to fire cannonry and other projectiles towards another ship in hopes of sinking, scaring, or capturing the vessel.’
    • ‘With the development of better cannonry, though, brick and stone wall forts such as this became susceptible to attack.’
    guns, big guns, ordnance, cannon, cannons, heavy weapons, heavy weaponry, battery
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Pronunciation

cannonry

/ˈkanənrē/