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Definition of "gunner" []

  • A member of the armed forces who operates a gun. (noun)
  • A warrant officer in the U.S. Marine Corps having charge of ordnance. (noun)
  • Chiefly British An artillery soldier, especially a private. (noun)
  • One who hunts with a gun. (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 "gunner" in a sentence
  • "As the gunner is ready to fire, his partner tells him to hold on and then quickly attaches a hose to the nose of the gun, finally signaling that it's ok to fire."
  • "As you probably know only too well yourself, factual, non-emotional discussions with an anti-gunner is almost next to impossible."
  • "I have found that once an anti-gunner is convinced to go to the range, (No mean feat to be sure) and is taught by one that knows how to safely handle a weapon they become budding enthusiasts and no longer gun despising, freedom hating, fear mongers of the liberal left and the media."