Definitions

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

  • n. A member of the armed forces who operates a gun.
  • n. A warrant officer in the U.S. Marine Corps having charge of ordnance.
  • n. Chiefly British An artillery soldier, especially a private.
  • n. One who hunts with a gun.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Artillery soldier, or such who holds private rank. Abbreviated Gnr.
  • n. A person who operates a gun.
  • n. An excessive go-getter; one exhibiting over-ambition.
  • n. A player on the kicking side whose primary job is to tackle the kickoff returner or punt returner.
  • n. A fan of the Arsenal Football Club.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who works a gun or cannon, whether on land, sea, or in the air; a cannoneer.
  • n. A warrant officer in the navy having charge of the ordnance on a vessel.
  • n.
  • n. The great northern diver or loon. See Loon.
  • n. The sea bream.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who discharged a gun of the catapult kind. See gun, n.
  • n. One skilled in the use of guns or cannon; one who works a gun, either on land or at sea; a cannoneer.
  • n. A warrant-officer in the navy appointed to take charge of all the ordnance, ordnance-stores, and ammunition on board ship.
  • n. One who uses firearms; especially, one who practises the art of shooting game.
  • n. The loon or great northern diver.
  • n. The sea-bream, Pagellus centrodontus. —

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a serviceman in the artillery

Etymologies

Middle English gun + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Controls guns (pressure cylinders) to expand or puff whole grain to produce breakfast cereal: Presses button to admit grain and water to electric- or gas-heated cylinder. Clamps lid in place and starts cylinder rotating. Turns valves and moves controls to regulate air pressure and temperature in cylinder to obtain product having puffed kernels of specified size, color, and uniformity. Removes lid after specified time, causing grain to expand as it escapes from cylinder. Examines and feels product to determine need for adjustments in process conditions. (Also called a cereal popper.)

    September 22, 2008