gunner

[guhn-er]
noun
1.
a person who operates a gun or cannon.
2.
Army. an occupational title in the artillery.
3.
Navy. a person skilled in handling ammunition and gunnery equipment.
4.
Marine Corps. a warrant officer who may be given any one of a number of assignments.
5.
British.
a.
Military. a private in the artillery.
b.
Informal. any officer or enlisted person assigned to the artillery.
6.
a person who hunts with a gun.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see gun1, -er1

gunnership, noun
undergunner, noun
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gunner (ˈɡʌnə)
 
n
1.  a serviceman who works with, uses, or specializes in guns
2.  navy (formerly) a warrant officer responsible for the training of gun crews, their performance in action, and accounting for ammunition
3.  gnr (in the British Army) an artilleryman, esp a private
4.  a person who hunts with a rifle or shotgun
 
'gunnership
 
n

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Example sentences
The breathtaking view from the open back door is obscured only by the
  silhouette of the rear gunner.
He also spotted a modern gunner's nest inside the ruins, piled high with
  sandbags and camouflaged with sticks and branches.
Keeping watch over everyone was a gunner in the tower, and he is armed with
  live ammunition.
And there was a gunner in the back end of those planes and he was firing at us.
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