gunner

noun

gun·​ner ˈgə-nər How to pronounce gunner (audio)
1
: a soldier or airman who operates or aims a gun
2
: one who hunts with a gun
3
: a warrant officer who supervises ordnance and ordnance stores

Examples of gunner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hopkins went on to serve eight years in the Air Force as a gunner on a B-36 plane. Michael Butler, Miami Herald, 24 May 2024 During a visit in 1972, she was photographed wearing a helmet and sitting in the gunner’s seat of a North Vietnamese antiaircraft gun. Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 Mortars and rockets exploded all around, and the gunner was badly injured, said the commander, identified only by his call sign according to military protocol. Marc Santora Tyler Hicks, New York Times, 14 May 2024 The Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride requires riders taking up different roles, with two gunners, engineers and a pair of pilots. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for gunner 

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gunner was in the 14th century

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“Gunner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gunner. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

gunner

noun
gun·​ner ˈgən-ər How to pronounce gunner (audio)
1
: one who operates or aims a gun
2
: one who hunts with a gun

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