gunner

noun gun·ner \ ˈgə-nər \
Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of gunner

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

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First Known Use of gunner

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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GUNNER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of gunner for English Language Learners

  • : a soldier who operates a large gun

  • : a soldier in the British artillery


GUNNER Defined for Kids

gunner

noun gun·ner \ ˈgə-nər \

Definition of gunner for Students

: a person who operates a gun


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