from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A battery of cannons; artillery.
- n. Artillery fire.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Cannons, collectively; battery of cannons.
- n. The firing of cannons.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Cannon, collectively; artillery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Artillery; cannon in general.
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You may be true knights yet, though perhaps not _equites_; you may have to call yourselves 'cannonry' instead of 'chivalry,' but that is no reason why you should not call yourselves true men.
An occasional flash of lightning lit up the trees and the winding road, and the cannonry of the skies rolled and echoed overhead.
At this instant cannonry thundered out to north, and a rocket rose in air.
Suddenly there was no one to be seen near me; the noise of muskets, the roar of cannonry, red flashes in the fog in front -- that was all, as I stood panting and dazed.
"Take care of him, Jack," said I, and went away down the crumbled slope and through the broken abatis, while overhead the bombs howled with unearthly noises and the cannonry broke out anew.
There was now and then an explosion, like a burst of cannonry afar off, and the crash of a falling tree.
Their columns were ripped up by cannonry; whole rows were swept down at a shot; the survivors closed their ranks, and stood firm.
The moon was shining brightly in a clear night sky, but “the flash and roar of cannonry from opposite points and the bursting of bombshells high in the air so engaged and diverted the attention of the enemy that the detachment had reached the summit about eight o’clock without being heard or perceived.”
This is the kind of loose cannonry (is that a word WBS, like changery or leadery?