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. 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
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.