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Definition of "cannoneer" [can•non•eer]

  • A soldier in the artillery; a gunner. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cannoneer" in a sentence
  • "Dearer than life itself to the cannoneer is the gun he serves, and these brave men fought hand to hand with handspikes, rammers, staves, and even stones."
  • "Officials said Lantigua was a field artillery cannoneer and was stationed in Anbar Province."
  • "I had pointed to the use of grunt-carried UAVs, and cannoneer Common_Sense noted that there was no real distinction between those and artillery."