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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 ?
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.
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.
He declared that the 1FAB troopers are not only expert cannoneers but also experts in doing civil-military operations such as medical and dental civic action program, tree planting and other community-related endeavors.
They call it a Polish army, but look at these fusiliers, these sappers, these cannoneers and grenadiers
Insightful glimpses of cannoneers, horse wranglers, and armorers instruct youth on the types of skilled labor involved in nineteenth-century warfare.