gunnery

noun
gun·​nery | \ ˈgən-rē How to pronounce gunnery (audio) , ˈgə-nə- \

Definition of gunnery

: the use of guns especially : the science of the flight of projectiles and of the effective use of guns

Examples of gunnery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The United Army Air Corps used the area as a bombing and gunnery range from 1942 to 1946. Ashley Stimpson, National Geographic, "Dig in! This nature reserve wants you to make a mess," 15 Sep. 2020 Athens sent its own warships in, and Ankara has responded by staging live-fire gunnery exercises in the area this week. Nick Squires, The Christian Science Monitor, "Mediterranean frenemies face off: Greece, Turkey at ‘the abyss’," 1 Sep. 2020 At Pile’s request, British gunnery instructors had been indoctrinated with the basics of the device. Jamie Holmes, Wired, "The American Scientists Who Saved London From Nazi Drones," 4 Aug. 2020 The squadron, a crack gunnery force built around the armored cruisers Scharnhorst and Gniesnau, was led by Admiral Graf von Spee, probably the most innovative and daring commander in the Imperial German Navy. Haomiao Huang, Ars Technica, "How computational power—or its absence—shaped World War naval battles," 25 Mar. 2020 The area had earlier been used during World War II as an aerial gunnery range for Army pilots. Fox News, "Area 51: Top conspiracy theories about the secret military base," 20 Sep. 2019 The area had earlier been used during World War II as an aerial gunnery range for Army pilots. Fox News, "Area 51: Top conspiracy theories about the secret military base," 20 Sep. 2019 The area had earlier been used during World War II as an aerial gunnery range for Army pilots. Fox News, "Area 51: Top conspiracy theories about the secret military base," 20 Sep. 2019 The area had earlier been used during World War II as an aerial gunnery range for Army pilots. Fox News, "Area 51: Top conspiracy theories about the secret military base," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of gunnery

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gunnery was in 1605

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18 Sep 2020

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“Gunnery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gunnery. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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gunnery

noun
How to pronounce gunnery (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gunnery

: the use of large military guns or the study of how such guns can be used effectively

gunnery

noun
gun·​nery | \ ˈgə-nə-rē How to pronounce gunnery (audio) \

Kids Definition of gunnery

: the use of guns

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