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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
First recorded in 1625-35; artillery + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was most important for the artillerist to understand the different classes of guns.

  • He threw out his anchor, which ricochetted, as an artillerist would say.

    Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
  • Colonel Schiel, the German artillerist, had charge of these guns.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "My poor Reddy—he went the way of Double-grey," sighed the artillerist.

  • So explained the artillerist while the pair idled back to the open deck.

    Kincaid's Battery

    George W. Cable
  • The constable's epicurean tastes irritated the mayor, who, as chief of the city militia, outranked the artillerist.

  • Napoleon, an artillerist par excellence, considered campaigns and battles to be something more than duels of artillery.

  • It used to be one of the artillerist's tenets that his guns should be placed in a position with a "commanding" range of view.

  • Meanwhile, the Spanish governor learned this man was an artillerist and a maker of "artificial fires."

  • He discovered that the little boy resembled him, and was overjoyed to see him in the dress of an artillerist playing with a sabre.

British Dictionary definitions for artillerist


noun (pl) -men
a serviceman who serves in an artillery unit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for artillerist

1778; see artillery + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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