Definition of gunnery
: the use of guns; especially : the science of the flight of projectiles and of the effective use of guns
Recent Examples of gunnery from the Web
In 1946, Mr. Blount entered the Naval Submarine School in New London, Conn., and after graduation served aboard the submarine USS Torsk as a gunnery and torpedo officer.
Tiffany Torres is a proud Marine Corps gunnery sergeant who served in southern Afghanistan and now oversees the maintenance of communication equipment across four battalions at Camp Pendleton.
According to Pyongyang's Rodong Sinmun news site, the competition consisted of tank crews competing in a variety of events, including driving, gunnery, and navigating obstacles.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'gunnery.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of gunnery
GUNNERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gunnery for English Language Learners
: the use of large military guns or the study of how such guns can be used effectively
GUNNERY Defined for Kids
Definition of gunnery for Students
: the use of guns
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up gunnery? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).