artilleryman

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

Definition of artilleryman

: a soldier in the artillery

Examples of artilleryman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An artilleryman could spot a howitzer at the ready. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, "Military museums grapple with a mission that’s only getting more complex," 9 Oct. 2019 Joe Rhodes, an artilleryman for 34 years with the Colorado Army National Guard and now an environmental restoration specialist with the agency, said most of the projectiles back then contained gunpowder as their explosive force. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, "Finally, a plan to rid Green Mountain of potentially lethal World War I-era munitions," 11 Nov. 2019 Dozens of men dressed as Union infantryman and artillerymen marched into Fort Point and lined up in the open-air fort, the Golden Gate Bridge stretching just over the fort tower above their blue-capped heads. Lauren Hernández, SFChronicle.com, "Fort Point hosts Civil War reenactment in San Francisco," 17 Aug. 2019 Green Mountain was the target for artillerymen with the Colorado Army National Guard training at nearby Camp George West military base. John Aguilar, The Denver Post, "Finally, a plan to rid Green Mountain of potentially lethal World War I-era munitions," 11 Nov. 2019 Scalzo joined the Army as an artilleryman in 2012 and was first stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga. Fox News, "Army investigating death of soldier in South Korea," 24 Oct. 2019 On Saturday, he was dressed as an artilleryman, with light blue pants, dark blue coat with red lining and gold buttons, and a leather belt wrapped around his waist. Lauren Hernández, SFChronicle.com, "Fort Point hosts Civil War reenactment in San Francisco," 17 Aug. 2019 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

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circa 1566, in the meaning defined above

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22 Dec 2019

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“Artilleryman.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/artilleryman. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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