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[ahr-til-uh-ree-muh n] /ɑrˈtɪl ə ri mən/
noun, plural artillerymen.
a soldier serving in an artillery unit of the army.
Also, artillerist
[ahr-til-er-ist] /ɑrˈtɪl ər ɪst/ (Show IPA)
Origin of artilleryman
1625-35; artillery + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for artilleryman
Contemporary Examples
  • Drafted as a private, he applied for officer training, and then, as an artilleryman, rapidly climbed the ranks.

Historical Examples
  • You have got to learn to be a soldier—an artilleryman, not a molly.

    Gil the Gunner George Manville Fenn
  • Would you have me neglect one of the foremost articles of an artilleryman's faith?

    Waring's Peril Charles King
  • Another had on the uniform of an artilleryman, and his left arm was in a sling.

  • The artilleryman's hands shook with agitation as Maurice perused the letter.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • And just as I was beginning to face these things, the artilleryman stopped digging, and looked at me.

    The War of the Worlds H. G. Wells
  • "We've got with us a stray of yours," said the artilleryman.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Debel had noticed an artilleryman on horseback who was about his size.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
  • He found, however, that the artilleryman was still asleep, and returned to Andre.

    No Surrender! G. A. Henty
  • See now, an artilleryman has just come out on the ramparts; one can distinguish his facings perfectly, even at that distance!

British Dictionary definitions for artilleryman


noun (pl) -men
a serviceman who serves in an artillery unit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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