[ ahr-til-uh-ree-muhn ]
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noun,plural ar·til·ler·y·men.
  1. a soldier serving in an artillery unit of the army.

Origin of artilleryman

First recorded in 1625–35; artillery + -man
  • Also ar·til·ler·ist [ahr-til-er-ist]. /ɑrˈtɪl ər ɪst/.

Words Nearby artilleryman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use artilleryman in a sentence

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

    The Noble General | John Barry | July 24, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The gunnery of the Chinese artilleryman improved, and gaunt breaches were formed in the walls.

    The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
  • "Get an anti-aircraft gun from the Island and shell hell out of them when they come round again," suggested the artilleryman.

    The Onslaught from Rigel | Fletcher Pratt
  • An artilleryman is shot down; a man from the infantry takes his place and obeys orders as best he can.

  • That was how he used to do business, this little artilleryman, whom we had raised so high with our sabres and our bayonets.

  • The old ex-artilleryman stifled a yawn, and admitted the fact.

    The Quickening | Francis Lynde

British Dictionary definitions for artilleryman


/ (ɑːˈtɪlərɪmən) /

nounplural -men
  1. a serviceman who serves in an artillery unit

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