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
Recent Examples of gunner from the Web
Ray Moore, 94, was a tail gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress for the Army Air Corps.
Then there were the lines of huts built outside the fort to house Black, Powers and the other members of the Piedmont Artillery as well as gunners from Gloucester and King George counties.
Fearing the Honduran agents were under attack, a DEA agent flying overhead ordered the door gunner to open fire.
Three of them (the tank commander, the gunner, and the loader) ride in the crew chamber which is about the size of a large bedroom closet.
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First Known Use of gunner
GUNNER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gunner for English Language Learners
: a soldier who operates a large gun
: a soldier in the British artillery
GUNNER Defined for Kids
Definition of gunner for Students
: a person who operates a gun
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