Definition of Parrott in US English:

Parrott

(also Parrot)

noun

US
historical
  • In full "Parrott gun". A cast iron, muzzle-loading, rifled cannon with the breech reinforced with wrought iron rings.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From the name of Robert Parker Parrott U.S. ironmaster, who invented this type of cannon and patented it in 1861.

Pronunciation

Parrott

/ˈparət/