cannonading


cannonading

noun

  1. a continued discharge of cannon, especially during an attack.
  2. an attack, as of invective or censure, suggestive of cannon fire; barrage.

verb (used with object), can·non·ad·ed, can·non·ad·ing.

  1. to attack continuously with or as if with cannon

verb (used without object), can·non·ad·ed, can·non·ad·ing.

  1. to discharge like continuous cannon fire.

noun

  1. an intense and continuous artillery bombardment

verb

  1. to attack (a target) with cannon
n.

“discharge of artillery,” 1650s, from cannon + -ade. As a verb, from 1660s. Cf. French canonnade (16c.), Italian cannonata. Related: Cannonaded; cannonading.

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