artilleryman

noun
ar·​til·​lery·​man | \ är-ˈti-lər-ē-mən How to pronounce artilleryman (audio) , -ˈtil-rē\

Definition of artilleryman

: a soldier in the artillery

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An autodidact like so many of the men who built the British Empire, Cautley arrived in India in 1819 as a humble artilleryman. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "‘Unruly Waters’ and ‘Ganges’ Review: In India, Water Is Politics," 4 Jan. 2019 The rest of the joint forces in Ust Padenga—American infantry, Canadian artillerymen and a company of Cossacks—also fell back to Shenkursk. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "The One Time American Troops Fought Russians Was at the End of World War I—and They Lost," 9 Nov. 2018 Bolshevik artillerymen began their barrage before daylight. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "The One Time American Troops Fought Russians Was at the End of World War I—and They Lost," 9 Nov. 2018 The basic system consists of a four missiles in launch canisters on a trailer and the Flap Lid radar system seen behind the air defense artilleryman at the 1:47 mark. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What Russia's Wargames Propaganda Tells Us About Its Military," 13 Sep. 2018 General Drozdov, who had been an artilleryman during World War II and reached Berlin with the Red Army, was fluent in German, having graduated from a military language institute in the 1950s. Sophia Kishkovsky, New York Times, "Yuri Drozdov, Soviet Superspy Who Planted ‘Illegals’ in Other Countries, Dies at 91," 10 July 2017 Larry Clemens, U.S. Marine Corps veteran, entered the service in December 1968 as an artilleryman attached to the 75th Field Artillery, 1st Battalion, assigned to Hill 34 and Hill 65 in Vietnam. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "Flags for Vets travels to Idaho to honor local veterans," 3 July 2017 Doug served four years in the Army as an artilleryman and paratrooper, left with an honorable discharge and a good-conduct medal, then joined the National Guard. Debra Mckinney, Alaska Dispatch News, "A killer comes knocking: 1985 Anchorage murder remains unsolved," 19 June 2017 The threat of being out-sticked by Russian artillery and forced to operate within their range is not appealing to American artillerymen. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Army Is About to More Than Double the Range of Its Howitzers," 1 Mar. 2017

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circa 1566, in the meaning defined above

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