mortarman

noun
mor·​tar·​man | \ ˈmȯr-tər-mən How to pronounce mortarman (audio) \

Definition of mortarman

: a soldier who operates a mortar

Examples of mortarman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During a simulated battle scenario, the mortarmen were to drive Humvees into a valley and fire mortars at a distant target, to be designated by a white-phosphorus explosion. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 21 Oct. 2019 When the wind calmed, the mortarmen tried again, hitting the flag on their fourth try. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2017 Machine gunners, mortarmen, and other soldiers that carry heavy equipment on the battlefield could soon get a little help from FORTIS. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 18 May 2017 Hansen B. Kirkpatrick, a mortarman with the 1st Armored Division’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, was killed by indirect fire while outside his base on a partnered operation with Afghan troops, said Navy Capt. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, 5 July 2017 Several kilometers away, the mortarmen spring into action, packing ARP shells with rifle bullets. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 9 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of mortarman

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Mortarman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mortarman. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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