gunnery


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gun·ner·y

 (gŭn′ə-rē)
n.
1. The science dealing with the techniques and procedures of operating guns.
2. The use of guns.

gunnery

(ˈɡʌnərɪ)
n
1. (Military) the art and science of the efficient design and use of ordnance, esp artillery
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) guns collectively
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the use and firing of guns
4. (Military) (modifier) of, relating to, or concerned with heavy guns, as in warfare: a gunnery officer.

gun•ner•y

(ˈgʌn ə ri)

n.
1. the art and science of constructing and operating guns, esp. large guns.
2. the act of firing guns.
3. guns collectively.
[1490–1500]

gunnery

1. the science of the design and manufacture of heavy artillery.
2. the skill or practice of using heavy artillery.
See also: Weaponry

Gunnery

 guns collectively, 1497.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunnery - guns collectivelygunnery - guns collectively      
arms, implements of war, munition, weaponry, weapons system - weapons considered collectively
Translations

gunnery

[ˈgʌnərɪ]
A. N
1. (= art, skill) → puntería f; (= science) → tiro m
2. (= guns) → artillería f
B. CPD gunnery officer Noficial mf de artillería

gunnery

[ˈgʌnəri] ntir m au canon gunnery rangegunnery range nchamp m de tir

gunnery

nSchießkunst f; gunnery officerArtillerieoffizier m
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