gunner


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gun·ner

 (gŭn′ər)
n.
1. A member of the armed forces who operates a gun.
2. A warrant officer in the US Marine Corps having charge of ordnance.
3. Chiefly British An artillery soldier, especially a private.
4. One who hunts with a gun.

gunner

(ˈɡʌnə)
n
1. (Military) a serviceman who works with, uses, or specializes in guns
2. (Military) navy (formerly) a warrant officer responsible for the training of gun crews, their performance in action, and accounting for ammunition
3. (Military) (in the British Army) an artilleryman, esp a private. Abbreviation: gnr
4. (Hunting) a person who hunts with a rifle or shotgun
ˈgunnerˌship n

gun•ner

(ˈgʌn ər)

n.
1. one who fires an artillery piece.
2. a warrant officer in the U.S. Navy charged with the maintenance and firing of the ship's guns.
3. one who hunts with a gun.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunner - a serviceman in the artillerygunner - 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"
Translations

gunner

[ˈgʌnəʳ] Nartillero/a m/f

gunner

[ˈgʌnər] nartilleur m

gunner

n (Mil) → Artillerist m; (= title)Kanonier m; (Naut) → Geschützführer m; (in plane) → Bordschütze m; to be in the gunners (Mil) → bei der Artillerie sein

gunner

[ˈgʌnəʳ] nartigliere m
References in classic literature ?
shouted the red-haired, freckled gunner in a merry voice, standing to attention.
A huge, broad-shouldered gunner, Number One, holding a mop, his legs far apart, sprang to the wheel; while Number Two with a trembling hand placed a charge in the cannon's mouth.
The Master Gunner readily condescended and divers others.
The Master Gunner finding himself and Sir Richard thus prevented and mastered by the greater number, would have slain himself with a sword, had he not been by force with-held and locked into his cabin.
If the projectile is to command the gunner, we had better ram the gunner into the gun.
The boatswain, the gunner, the carpenter, and all the inferior officers, as soon as I was gone off in the boat, came up, and desired to speak with the captain; and then the boatswain, making a long harangue, and repeating all he had said to me, told the captain that as I was now gone peaceably on shore, they were loath to use any violence with me, which, if I had not gone on shore, they would otherwise have done, to oblige me to have gone.
After some time we got a mate, a boatswain, and a gunner, English; a Dutch carpenter, and three foremast men.
An old gunner with a grey beard--that I can see now--with steady eye and grave face, went up to the gun and took a long aim.
Some of the gunners, in the exuberance of their enthusiasm, fired solid shot; but fortunately they had sufficient good judg-ment to train their pieces on the open sea, so no harm was done.
Ja, who was chief artillery officer, was in command of this branch of the service, and he did some excellent work, for his Mezop gunners had become rather proficient by this time.
As the limber gunners went to the rear, his horse trod in a rabbit hole and came down, throwing him into a depression of the ground.
Through the trees he watched the black figures of the gunners as they worked swiftly and intently.