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cannonade


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cannonade  \Can`non*ade"\,  n.  [F.  Canonnade;  cf  It  cannanata.] 
  1.  The  act  of  discharging  cannon  and  throwing  ball,  shell, 
  etc.,  for  the  purpose  of  destroying  an  army,  or  battering 
  a  town,  ship,  or  fort;  --  usually,  an  attack  of  some 
  continuance. 
 
  A  furious  cannonade  was  kept  up  from  the  whole 
  circle  of  batteries  on  the  devoted  towm.  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  Fig.;  A  loud  noise  like  a  cannonade;  a  booming. 
 
  Blue  Walden  rolls  its  cannonade.  --Ewerson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cannonade  \Can`non*ade"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cannonade};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Cannonading}.] 
  To  attack  with  heavy  artillery;  to  batter  with  cannon  shot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cannonade  \Can`non*ade"\,  v.  i. 
  To  discharge  cannon;  as  the  army  cannonaded  all  day 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cannonade 
  n  :  intense  and  continuous  artillery  fire  [syn:  {drumfire}] 
  v  :  attack  with  canons  or  artillery 




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