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A soldier in the artillery; a gunner.


(Military) (formerly) a soldier who served and fired a cannon; artilleryman


(ˌkæn əˈnɪər)

an artilleryman.
[< Middle French canonnier]
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Noun1.cannoneer - a serviceman in the artillerycannoneer - a serviceman in the artillery  
military man, serviceman, man, military personnel - someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force; "two men stood sentry duty"
References in classic literature ?
The baffled cannoneer had fired him a random farewell.
Not a rifleman in those crouching ranks, not a cannoneer at those masked and shotted guns, but knows the needs of the situation, the imperative duty of forbearance.
You were a cannoneer that day there, and you were among the first to enter the accursed fortress when it fell.
A battery of artillery followed, the cannoneers riding with folded arms on limber and caisson.
There are some cannoneers nearly as noisy as their own guns.
Prescient Ferneze has correctly suspected that Barabas will blow up the monastery and positioned one of his soldiers there to ignite the gunpowder on the arranged signal of discharged cannon from the tower, whose cannoneer understands that he must light the fuse if he hears a trumpet blowing a charge.
Known as the Cannoneer Court Parking Lot Retrofit, the innovative work at Pratt Institute's Brookyln campus is a collaboration between thread collective architect Gita Nandan and landscape architect Elliott Maltby--both also visiting professors at Pratt--along with students and the professors Paul Mankiewicz and Jaime Stein, who coordinate Pratt's Sustainable Environmental Systems.
I ended up being activated and making a tour of duty in Vietnam as a cannoneer.
Count Alfred Korzybski, a cavalry officer forced out of combat by wounds, limped onto American soil, a tyro cannoneer, a trained mathematician, a skilled polyglot; indeed, a man whose life up to that point might well have been lifted from a Tolstoy plot.
I was trained as a cannoneer and received an honorable discharge in 1976.
John Rem, the cannoneer for the crew, said it took three days to bring the howitzer up to the firing area.