gun·​nery | \ ˈgən-rē , ˈgə-nə-\

Definition of gunnery

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

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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. Erika I. Ritchie, Orange County Register, "Female Marines fight back against nude photos scandal," 10 Apr. 2017 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. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "Robert C. Blount, FBI agent who worked on Alger Hiss spy case," 23 May 2017 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. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "North Korea Loves to Outfit Its Tanks With Weird and Questionable Mods," 4 Apr. 2017

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1605, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gunnery

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


gun·​nery | \ ˈgə-nə-rē \

Kids Definition of gunnery

: the use of guns

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