cannoneer

noun
can·​non·​eer | \ ˌka-nə-ˈnir How to pronounce cannoneer (audio) \

Definition of cannoneer

: an artillery gunner

Examples of cannoneer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web John Corbin, a cannoneer, was among 2,900 American soldiers defending the fort from some 9,000 British and Hession troops as General George Washington watched from across the Hudson River. Cristina Corbin, Fox News, "Where is Margaret Corbin? Hunt on for Revolutionary War hero's grave," 5 July 2018 John Corbin, a cannoneer, was among 2,900 American soldiers defending the fort from some 9,000 British and Hession troops as General George Washington watched from across the Hudson River. Cristina Corbin, Fox News, "Where is Margaret Corbin? Hunt on for Revolutionary War hero's grave," 5 July 2018 Depending on the season, sea kayak in the San Juan Islands in the Northwest, cannoneer in Zion, or work in a baseball game in Boston. Cassie Shortsleeve, CNT, "How to Plan a Coast-to-Coast Road Trip," 9 Aug. 2017 His assistant and cannoneer, Tanner Pletcher, a Texas Tech senior studying civil engineering, shoves the plank down the barrel and rams it home with a makeshift plunger. Brantley Hargrove, Popular Mechanics, "How to Stop the Wind," 3 Aug. 2017 Guzman was deployed to Iraq in 2004 as provisional infantry at Camp Fallujah and then to Afghanistan in 2010 as an artillery cannoneer. Junette Reyes, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Veterans surprised with new cars by United Way," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of cannoneer

1562, in the meaning defined above

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“Cannoneer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cannoneer. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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