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[ahr-til-uh-ree-muh n]
noun, plural ar·til·ler·y·men.
  1. a soldier serving in an artillery unit of the army.
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Also ar·til·ler·ist [ahr-til-er-ist] /ɑrˈtɪl ər ɪst/.

Origin of artilleryman

First recorded in 1625–35; artillery + -man
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Examples from the Web for artillerist

Historical Examples

  • It was most important for the artillerist to understand the different classes of guns.

    Artillery Through the Ages

    Albert Manucy

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for artillerist


noun plural -men
  1. a serviceman who serves in an artillery unit
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Word Origin and History for artillerist


1778; see artillery + -ist.

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