gunner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gunner a serviceman in the artillery
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gunner A warrant officer in the navy having charge of the ordnance on a vessel.
    • Gunner One who works a gun or cannon, whether on land, sea, or in the air; a cannoneer.
    • Gunner (Zoöl) The great northern diver or loon. See Loon.
    • Gunner (Zoöl) The sea bream.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gunner One who discharged a gun of the catapult kind. See gun, n.
    • n gunner One skilled in the use of guns or cannon; one who works a gun, either on land or at sea; a cannoneer.
    • n gunner A warrant-officer in the navy appointed to take charge of all the ordnance, ordnance-stores, and ammunition on board ship.
    • n gunner One who uses firearms; especially, one who practises the art of shooting game.
    • n gunner The loon or great northern diver.
    • n gunner The sea-bream, Pagellus centrodontus. —
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gunner one who works a gun or cannon:
    • Gunner (naut.) a petty officer who has charge of the ordnance on board ship
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. gonne, from W. gwn, a bowl, a gun, acc. to Skeat.

Usage

In literature:

A houndless hunter and a gunless gunner aye see routh o' game.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Their shells burst with appalling fracas over our batteries, but the brave British gunners never swerved.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Chief Gunner Adamson placed the charges, and the third gunner set them off.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
Twice the vessel was swung into a raking position, but the gunners failed to seize the advantage.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
It was certainly fine shooting and sport for those rifle gunners, and doubtless they enjoyed it.
"A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." by George Little
Oh, you German gunners in your serene safety, if ever my chance comes...!
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
All night long the Turkish gunners on shore kept up their fire.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Dennis could see the gunner behind his sandbags, sweeping the front of the wood, and, laying the gun, he pressed the trigger.
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
We dismounted, lined the kopje we had ridden up to, and watched the work of our gunners.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
They attacked a Russian battery, spiked the cannon and cut the gunners to pieces.
"Kosciuszko" by Monica Mary Gardner
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In poetry:

No army e'er laid so many low
Or wounded so many hearts,
No mighty gunner e'er wrought such woe
As you with your feathered darts.
"Don Cupid" by Virna Sheard
I must have been barmy when I joined the army,
They didn't treat me like a friend,
And they hadn't got room in the gunners
So I signed on fro Preston North End.
"The Trumpeter" by Billy Bennett
And when her false gunner, to spoyle her intent,
Away all her pellets and powder had sent,
Straight with her keen weapon she slasht him in three:
Was not this a brave bonny lasse, Mary Ambree?
"Mary Ambree" by Andrew Lang
And when her false gunner, to spoyle her intent,
Away all her pellets and powder had sent,
Straight with her keen weapon shee slasht him in three:
Was not this a brave bonny lasse, Mary Ambree?
"Mary Ambree" by Anonymous British
Telling how those English horsemen
Rode the Russian gunners down;
How with ranks all torn and shattered;
How with helmets hacked and battered;
How with sword arms blood-bespattered;
They won honor and renown.
"The Charge At Balaklava" by James Barron Hope
For ten minutes a desperate struggle raged from left to rear
While Gunner Smith saved Lieutenant guthrie's life without dread or fear;
When all the other gunners had been borne back,
He took up a handspike, and the Arabs he did whack.
"The Battle of Abu Klea" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Proof that Gunner is live on the Mayflower, we have this online feed set up that you can see him any time.
Proof that Gunner is live on the Mayflower , we have this online feed set up that you can see him any time.
The last two days have been long, busy ones at Gunner's Great Garage.
Allen, 4, and Gunner, 1.
Leon Williams, 87, of Niles, discusses his World War II experiences as a gunner on merchant and Navy vessels.
The Gunner Kiel news hadn't broken yet, or I'm sure I would have received a few questions about Indiana's most heralded recruit in recent memory.
Jason Lester Atkins, born in Hampton, Va. Was gunner on a torpedo bomber during World War II.
Even His Red Squeak Toy Can't Get First Sgt Gunner, USMC , to Fight.
The hull of the Ryou-Un Maru is peppered with shell holes as Anacapa gunners opened up on the vessel last Thursday.
The Gunners advanced from the group stage for the 13th straight year.
It needed a fine save from Gunners keeper Wojciech Szczesny to deny Villa substitute Brett Holman a late winner.
Gunner work at its best .
Boy seaman survives gun attack by Condor bomber and years later meets the gunner.
Annandale's Dante Macario recalls his days as a B-24 nose gunner in World War II.
Twenty-one-year-old Gunner Belcher was arrested early Sunday after police approached a Bentley blocking downtown traffic.
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In science:

If these issues can be clarified in QED, there are definite lessons (Papavassiliou and Cornwall 1986; Alekseev 1998; Cahill and Gunner 1998) for QCD and gravity.
A critique of the gauge technique
But in QCD, the gluon exhibits asymptotic freedom in the ultraviolet—again a logarithmic correction—which hints at infrared slavery (confinement of colour?) at low energies and a propagator which is possibly more singular that the undressed form (Alekseev 1998; Cahill and Gunner 1998).
A critique of the gauge technique
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