What does the word cannonade mean?

Usage examples for cannonade

  1. I escaped as fast as possible from the brisk cannonade which they maintained, hanging up the same lights as I observed them to have. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I by Sir John Ross
  2. The cries of the sufferers muffled the sound of a formidable cannonade. – The New Book Of Martyrs by Georges Duhamel
  3. Still the fort held out against the cannonade of the French. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose