Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A soldier in the artillery; a gunner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who operates artillery

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person skilled in artillery or gunnery; a gunner; an artilleryman.

from The 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.

Etymologies

artillery +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.”

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • 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.”

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • The young Alabamian was a gifted artillerist, unquestionably fearless in combat, and worthy of promotion.47

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • A Rebel artillerist confided to his journal, “As we move back to camp the boys are too tired to joke and were very quiet.”

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • Verdiersville, dubbed “My Dearsville” by soldiers, consisted of “an old-looking hotel and a dwelling house,” in the words of an artillerist.

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • “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.’”

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • 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.”

    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

  • 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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