American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A soldier in the artillery; a gunner.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who takes part in the loading and discharging of cannon; an artilleryman.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A man who manages, or fires, cannon.
- n. a serviceman in the artillery
- From cannon + -eer (Wiktionary)
“Dearer than life itself to the cannoneer is the gun he serves, and these brave men fought hand to hand with handspikes, rammers, staves, and even stones.”
“Officials said Lantigua was a field artillery cannoneer and was stationed in Anbar Province.”
“He was a frikkig cannoneer sitting on top of a hill in pretty much one location in his entire tour.”
“Director Tom Gellert as well as a HCB for a final concert: Tchaikovskys 1812 Overture accompanied by LIVE cannon as well as guest cannoneer, Jim McAward.”
“I had pointed to the use of grunt-carried UAVs, and cannoneer Common_Sense noted that there was no real distinction between those and artillery.”
“UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I was in the United States Marines, an artillery cannoneer.”
“The populace, however, that food for cannon which is so fond of the cannoneer, sought him with its glance.”
“Chance was an artillery cannoneer and his unit was acting as provisional military police outside of Baghdad.”
“A cannon-ball of twenty-four pounds can make, and has often made, more ravage than an hundred thunder-claps; yet no cannoneer has ever been struck by Jupiter for imitating that which passes in the atmosphere.”
“His spoken French remained that of a rough cannoneer.”
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