master gunnery sergeant


: a noncommissioned officer in the marine corps ranking above a master sergeant

Examples of master gunnery sergeant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Johnson’s dad was a Marine master gunnery sergeant. Nick Watt, CNN, 1 Dec. 2022 Inori Killion, 17, a master gunnery sergeant in the North San Diego Young Marines, was admitted into the Young Marines Advanced Leadership School and trained with 30 members of the youth organization from around the country. Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Sep. 2020 The group’s events chairman, Mike Lewis, a retired Marine master gunnery sergeant, was in charge of finding the replacement. Linda McIntosh,, 15 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of master gunnery sergeant was in 1958

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“Master gunnery sergeant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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master gunnery sergeant

: a noncommissioned officer of the highest rank in the marines
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