American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A soldier in the artillery; a gunner.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person skilled in designing and constructing artillery.
- n. One skilled in the use of artillery; a gunner; an artilleryman.
- n. A person who operates artillery
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A person skilled in artillery or gunnery; a gunner; an artilleryman.
- artillery + -ist (Wiktionary)
“Although there were no casualties during the bombardment, one Union artillerist was killed and three wounded (one mortally) when a cannon exploded prematurely while firing a salute during the evacuation on April 14.”
“When they reached Leesburg, according to an artillerist with Pelham, the troopers “actually fell off their horses, not having enough strength to unsaddle them, and slept until next morning.””
“Stuart remained at Spotsylvania Court House until 3:00 P.M. The artillerist Porter Alexander visited with him before he left, and recalled that Stuart “was in his usual high spirits & cheerful mood.””
“The young Alabamian was a gifted artillerist, unquestionably fearless in combat, and worthy of promotion.47”
“A Rebel artillerist confided to his journal, “As we move back to camp the boys are too tired to joke and were very quiet.””
“Verdiersville, dubbed “My Dearsville” by soldiers, consisted of “an old-looking hotel and a dwelling house,” in the words of an artillerist.”
““Just in the nick of time, and not a moment too soon,” contended the artillerist, “Gen. S. rallied them the infantry and turned them ‘right about face.’””
“After the war, Confederate artillerist Porter Alexander asserted, “On the whole I think this plan was decidedly the best strategy conceived in any of the campaigns ever set on foot against us.””
“In this instance, I went with the larger 28mm Foundry Prussian artillery crew instead of the 25mm RSM artillerist, which would have been dwarfed by the super-sized Elite gun models.”
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