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
References in classic literature ?
But the point in which the Americans singularly distanced the Europeans was in the science of gunnery. Not, indeed, that their weapons retained a higher degree of perfection than theirs, but that they exhibited unheard-of dimensions, and consequently attained hitherto unheard-of ranges.
Nothing is more natural, therefore, than to perceive them applying their audacious ingenuity to the science of gunnery. Witness the marvels of Parrott, Dahlgren, and Rodman.
By Jove, the future of gunnery in America is lost!"
The mutineers were bolder than we fancied or they put more trust in Israel's gunnery. For four or five of them were busy carrying off our stores and wading out with them to one of the gigs that lay close by, pulling an oar or so to hold her steady against the current.
The vessels carrying our green warriors were kept circling above the contending fleets of Helium and Zodanga, since their batteries were useless in the hands of the Tharks who, having no navy, have no skill in naval gunnery. Their small- arm fire, however, was most effective, and the final outcome of the engagement was strongly influenced, if not wholly determined, by their presence.
According to the laws of gunnery, the projectile must strike the earth with a speed equal to that with which it left the mouth of the Columbiad, a speed of 16,000 yards in the last second.
The little urchins, clad in coarse but warm garments, stood gathered around the more distinguished marksmen, with their hands stuck under their waistbands, listening eagerly to the boastful stories of skill that had been exhibited on former occasions, and were already emulating in their hearts these wonderful deeds in gunnery.
They are critical to the execution of gunnery Tables I, II, and III.
There are some negatives with MI Gunnery that the MICO must be aware of and address.
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