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Origin of cannoneer

From the Middle French word canonnier, dating back to 1555–65. See cannon, -eer
Related formscan·non·eer·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for cannoneer

shooter, soldier, marksman, artilleryman, cannoneer, rifleman

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British Dictionary definitions for cannoneer


  1. (formerly) a soldier who served and fired a cannon; artilleryman
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