Definitions

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

  • n. One who prepares a nuclear weapon for release.
  • n. One who designs weapons, especially nuclear weapons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who makes weapons, especially nuclear weapons.
  • n. A member of an aircrew responsible for the weapons.

Etymologies

From weapon +‎ -eer (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Over at Wired's Danger Room blog, David Hambling has an extensive post up about a new series of "less-lethal" weapons from "controversial electroshock weaponeer" Taser International., is shown above.

    Boing Boing

  • The crew was instructed to bomb visually but the weaponeer, Commander Fred Ashworth, could not bear to drop Fat Man in the ocean and consulted with Sweeney about attacking by radar.

    Whirlwind

  • On Guam, weaponeer William S. Parsons and Enola Gay pilot Paul Tibbets calmly answered reporters 'questions, limiting their remarks to what they had observed after the bomb exploded.

    Greg Mitchell: The Day After Hiroshima: When the Atomic "Cover-Up" Began, 64 Years Ago

  • The Pentagon's top weaponeer says he has a radical solution that would stop global warming now -- no matter how much oil we burn ...

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Can Dr. Evil Save the World?

  • The Pentagon\'s top weaponeer says he has a radical solution that would stop global warming now -- no matter how much oil we burn ... '

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Can Dr. Evil Save the World?

  • And as you just conducted these interviews you talk about the story being told by a weaponeer who was baby-sitting a bomb and you also talk about a copilot who did talk about some regret in saying, quote, my god, what have we done if he lives 100 years he'll never forget these minutes out of his mind.

    CNN Transcript Aug 6, 2005

  • So Powers, using his space to reassert the credibility of his old, published thesis of Heisenberg as saboteur, might instead have helped us to explain the trajectory of Heisenberg's change of mind and mood in those years, from the confident weaponeer and propagandist Bohr understood him to be in September 1941, to his disillusion as the final tragedy unfolded.

    'Copenhagen': An Exchange

  • We will continue to plan and to target and to weaponeer this campaign to eliminate Al Qaeda and the Taliban who support them while making every effort to avoid harming other victims, specifically the Afghan people.

    CNN Transcript Oct 25, 2001

  • Gun armament in some B-47 As and most B-47Bs consisted of two. 50-caliber MGs in the remotely controlled tail turret (controlled by the copilot/weaponeer).

    Strategic Air Command: People Aircraft and Missiles 2nd Edition

  • One man saved the mission and the careers of the pilot and the weaponeer, who, together, broke strict orders about how the bomb was to be dropped, orders that had come down from the highest authority.

    The Story of World War II

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