- a soldier serving in an artillery unit of the army.
Also ar·til·ler·ist [ahr-til-er-ist] /ɑrˈtɪl ər ɪst/.
Origin of artilleryman
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Examples from the Web for artillerist
It was most important for the artillerist to understand the different classes of guns.Artillery Through the Ages
He threw out his anchor, which ricochetted, as an artillerist would say.Phaeton Rogers
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
- a serviceman who serves in an artillery unit
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Word Origin and History for artillerist
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