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  1. an artilleryman.
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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
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Related Words for cannoneer

shooter, soldier, marksman, artilleryman, cannoneer, rifleman

Examples from the Web for cannoneer

Historical Examples of cannoneer

  • Being only a cannoneer, I was not supposed to own a horse, so I must be something else.

    The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson

    Edward A. Moore

  • The garrison consisted of but one cannoneer, and he had but one arm.

  • Duties of the cannoneer and nomenclature of the piece to which assigned.

    The Gunner's Examiner

    Harold E. Cloke

  • The man who had been No. 5, a cannoneer, was the senior, and took command.

    In Hostile Red

    Joseph Altsheler

  • You're too good a cannoneer to be despatched by a belt knife.

    The Barbarians

    John Sentry

British Dictionary definitions for cannoneer


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