ar·​til·​ler·​ist är-ˈti-lə-rist How to pronounce artillerist (audio)

Examples of artillerist in a Sentence

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Word History


artillery + -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of artillerist was in 1579

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“Artillerist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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