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 ?
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.
shouted the red-haired, freckled gunner in a merry voice, standing to attention.
The rifle spoke and a German machine gunner collapsed behind his weapon.
The Master Gunner readily condescended and divers others.
If the projectile is to command the gunner, we had better ram the gunner into the gun.
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.
It was Mulcahy, keeping to the straight line of the rabid dog, who led a collection of ardent souls at a newly unmasked battery and flung himself on the muzzle of a gun as his companions danced among the gunners.
Well, I mean to give your watch liberty today, so you may get ready as soon all you please, and go; but understand this, I am going to give you liberty because I suppose you would growl like so many old quarter gunners if I didn't; at the same time, if you'll take my advice, every mother's son of you will stay aboard and keep out of the way of the bloody cannibals altogether.
They found it still in the hands of the disgusted gunners, who had been ordered to cease fire at the capitulation, and it was easy to infect these men with their own spirit.
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.
It was a fight of the millions against the hundreds; and the cruellest part of it was that these men that we fought against, foot, horse, and gunners, were our own picked troops, whom we had taught and trained, handling our own weapons, and blowing our own bugle-calls.