from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A member of the armed forces who operates a gun.
- noun A warrant officer in the US Marine Corps having charge of ordnance.
- noun Chiefly British An artillery soldier, especially a private.
- noun One who hunts with a gun.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who discharged a gun of the catapult kind. See
- noun One skilled in the use of guns or cannon; one who works a gun, either on land or at sea; a cannoneer.
- noun A warrant-officer in the navy appointed to take charge of all the ordnance, ordnance-stores, and ammunition on board ship.
- noun One who uses firearms; especially, one who practises the art of shooting game.
- noun The loon or great northern diver.
- noun The sea-bream, Pagellus centrodontus. —
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who works a gun or cannon, whether on land, sea, or in the air; a cannoneer.
- noun A warrant officer in the navy having charge of the ordnance on a vessel.
- noun Prov. Eng. or Irish, Prov. Eng. or Irish The great northern diver or loon. See
- noun Prov. Eng. or Irish The sea bream.
- noun [Sailor's slang] the gun to which men or boys were lashed for punishment.
- noun (Mil.) A member of the crew of a bomber airplane who operates the defensive gun at the rear of the airplane.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun military Artillery soldier, or such who holds
privaterank. Abbreviated Gnr.
- noun A person who operates a
- noun figuratively An
excessive go-getter; one exhibiting over- ambition.
- noun American football A player on the kicking side whose primary job is to
tacklethe kickoff returneror punt returner.
- noun UK, slang, soccer A
fanof the Arsenal Football Club.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a serviceman in the artillery
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As the gunner is ready to fire, his partner tells him to hold on and then quickly attaches a hose to the nose of the gun, finally signaling that it's ok to fire.
As you probably know only too well yourself, factual, non-emotional discussions with an anti-gunner is almost next to impossible.
I have found that once an anti-gunner is convinced to go to the range, (No mean feat to be sure) and is taught by one that knows how to safely handle a weapon they become budding enthusiasts and no longer gun despising, freedom hating, fear mongers of the liberal left and the media.
The operator-you couldn't call him a "gunner" - sat in a chair holding deadman switches in both hands.
The gunner is the new guy, Yigal, and he's never aimed at any living thing before, just targets.
The gunner is a comic nut and draws compulsively--his drawings are all over the plane.
In Gun 55, recalled gunner's mate 3/c Clint Carter, "we were firing so fast and so long that the paint on the gun barrel was blistered and on fire."
The officer called a gunner from his own ship and set him to work upon the Oerlikon; she left it reluctantly and went back on board his ship with him.
Having thus secured the captain, Mr. Fea prevailed with him to go to the shore over against the ship, and to call the gunner and another man to come on shore on Calf Island, which they did.
His gunner was a robustious Vulcan, and the gun or petard itself was a huge overgrown smith's hammer.