can·​non·​eer ˌka-nə-ˈnir How to pronounce cannoneer (audio)
: an artillery gunner

Examples of cannoneer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Artillery is a delicate skill, with cannoneers assessing topography, air pressure and even the weather at the top of the round’s parabolic arc before taking a shot. Anastacia Galouchka, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2023 Adewale served as a field-artillery cannoneer with 1st Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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,, 23 June 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cannoneer was in 1562

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“Cannoneer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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can·​non·​eer ˌkan-ə-ˈni(ə)r How to pronounce cannoneer (audio)
: a person who operates artillery

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