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  • n. Plural form of gunner.


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  • What happens with anti gunners is they just end up making hunting and shooting so expensive it becomes a rich mans sport.

    The F-Team

  • That General Weed was mortally wounded on Little Round Top while assisting at Hazlett's battery on account of the scarcity of gunners, is well established.

    At Gettysburg, or, What a Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle: A True Narrative

  • Tucker lived with the unit, known as the gunners, during two separate monthlong periods.


  • The guns were twelve-pounders, taken from a flotilla of Russian warships that had taken shelter in Lisbon from an Atlantic storm and there been captured by the Royal Navy, while the gunners were a mix of Portuguese and British artillerymen who had ranged their unfamiliar weapons, determining that the shots would reach across the wide valley that was spread east and west beneath Work Number 119.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • If the gunners are any good at all they are going to be tracking me now.

    Cooper, William E.

  • To order a small force of seven officers and 80 men to charge up a steep narrow road into the very mouths of 16 cannon before supporting infantry could get close enough to engage the gunners was a very callous thing to do, even for Napoleon.


  • One of the wants much felt by the gunners was the need of more shrapnel during the action.

    Khartoum Campaign, 1898 or the Re-Conquest of the Soudan

  • My gunners were a pretty efficient lot, and I was sure they would give a good account of themselves on "der Tag."

    Bullets & Billets

  • Throughout all that time only the gunners were able to keep a lookout for enemy fighters as the rest of the crew had, a special job to do.

    The R.C.A.F. Bomber Group in Action

  • If a correction came for one gun that showed there had been a mistake in sighting after the last orders -- if, that is, the gunners, and not the distant observers, were plainly at fault -- there would be a good-natured outburst of chaffing from all the others.

    A Minstrel in France


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