[ahr-til-uh-ree-muh n]

noun, plural ar·til·ler·y·men.

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

First recorded in 1625–35; artillery + -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for artilleryman

shooter, soldier, marksman, artilleryman, cannoneer, rifleman

Examples from the Web for artilleryman

Contemporary Examples of artilleryman

  • Drafted as a private, he applied for officer training, and then, as an artilleryman, rapidly climbed the ranks.

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    The Noble General

    John Barry

    July 24, 2011

Historical Examples of artilleryman

  • The artilleryman's hands shook with agitation as Maurice perused the letter.

    The Downfall

    Emile Zola

  • "We've got with us a stray of yours," said the artilleryman.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Others passed, and then there came an artilleryman, a gunner of the Horse Artillery.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • He found, however, that the artilleryman was still asleep, and returned to Andre.

    No Surrender!

    G. A. Henty

  • Would you have me neglect one of the foremost articles of an artilleryman's faith?

    Waring's Peril

    Charles King

British Dictionary definitions for artilleryman


noun plural -men

a serviceman who serves in an artillery unit
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