- Military.a private in the artillery.
- Informal.any officer or enlisted person assigned to the artillery.
Origin of gunner
Examples from the Web for gunner
So my gunner tried to shoot near him to scare him but missed and hit him.
Colt, Remington, and Gauge have all soared, and Gunner is much more common than the traditional name Gunnar.
Pilla, like Cavaco, was a gunner; he too was shot in the head and killed early in the battle.
After Fallujah, Marine gunner Roman Baca writes about how he found his way back to the world of dance.From Iraq To Lincoln Center, A Marine’s Return to Ballet|Roman Baca|August 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The force of the blast flipped the vehicle and knocked me, my gunner, and my driver unconscious.Army Vet: Government and the Country Need to Support Vets in War and in Peace|Lee W. Berry IV|March 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The gunner was yearning for this, and the bellow of his piece responded to the captain's words.Mary Anerley|R. D. Blackmore
We gazed open-mouthed at the gunner as he sat cross-legged on the deck, sewing with all his might.A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"|Russell Doubleday
"I can do it," replied the gunner with pride and confidence.The Riflemen of the Ohio|Joseph A. Altsheler
The little Scotch gunner and I can change watches during the night.Fighting Byng|A. Stone
The gunner had taken refuge at the foot of the stairs, a few steps from the old man, who was watching.The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6|Various
mid-14c., gonner "one who works a cannon," agent noun from gun.