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gunnery

[guhn-uh-ree] /ˈgʌn ə ri/
noun
1.
the art and science of constructing and operating guns, especially large guns.
2.
the act of firing guns.
3.
guns collectively.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; gun1 + -ery
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gunnery

/ˈɡʌnərɪ/
noun
1.
the art and science of the efficient design and use of ordnance, esp artillery
2.
guns collectively
3.
the use and firing of guns
4.
(modifier) of, relating to, or concerned with heavy guns, as in warfare: a gunnery officer
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Word Origin and History for gunnery
n.

c.1600, from gun + -ery.

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