ar·​til·​lery·​man | \-mən \

Definition of artilleryman 

: a soldier in the artillery

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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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