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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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 ?
You were a cannoneer that day there, and you were among the first to enter the accursed fortress when it fell.
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.
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.
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.
0811 a Field Artillery Cannoneer Direct ground combat primary
Seymour Krim, Views of a Nearsighted Cannoneer (New York, 1961), 21.