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
During the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson prepared for a British attack by sending artillery gunners to the Spanish Fort, however the British did not enter Lake Pontchartrain, and the fort never saw battle.
Art was a radio/gunner in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945.
The previous record was held by a British sniper, who in 2009 shot a Taliban gunner from about a mile and a half away in Afghanistan.
Reilly led the league in passing last year with 5,554 yards, which works out to 326.7 per game—a little more than a yard better than the NFL’s top gunner, Drew Brees, had in 2016.
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.
Rose also has a sister, Paige (Veronica Ngo), who is a gunner for the Resistance.
Fearing the Honduran agents were under attack, a DEA agent flying overhead ordered the door gunner to open fire.
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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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