- a person who operates a gun or cannon.
- Army. an occupational title in the artillery.
- Navy. a person skilled in handling ammunition and gunnery equipment.
- Marine Corps. a warrant officer who may be given any one of a number of assignments.
- Military.a private in the artillery.
- Informal.any officer or enlisted person assigned to the artillery.
- a person who hunts with a gun.
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.Mosul's Civilization and Its Discontents
June 14, 2014
Colt, Remington, and Gauge have all soared, and Gunner is much more common than the traditional name Gunnar.Baby Names: Gunning For Trouble?
February 19, 2014
Pilla, like Cavaco, was a gunner; he too was shot in the head and killed early in the battle.Black Hawk Down’s Long Shadow
October 9, 2013
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
August 6, 2012
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
On this the gunner said he would go aft, and speak to Mr. Osgood on the subject.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
There he is now, bending over to speak to the gunner; you remember Louis, the gunner, don't you?The Downfall
As he stood there deep in thought, he was joined by Hagthorpe, Wolverstone, and Ogle the gunner.Captain Blood
Master Leigh was cursing his gunner for having aimed too high.The Sea-Hawk
A figure from the pages of Ovid, metamorphosed to a gunner of Santa Anna!The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
- a serviceman who works with, uses, or specializes in guns
- navy (formerly) a warrant officer responsible for the training of gun crews, their performance in action, and accounting for ammunition
- (in the British Army) an artilleryman, esp a privateAbbreviation: gnr
- a person who hunts with a rifle or shotgun
Word Origin and History for gunner
mid-14c., gonner "one who works a cannon," agent noun from gun.