gunnery

[ guhn-uh-ree ]
/ ˈgʌn ə ri /

noun

the art and science of constructing and operating guns, especially large guns.
the act of firing guns.
guns collectively.

Origin of gunnery

First recorded in 1490–1500; gun1 + -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for gunnery

gunnery

/ (ˈɡʌnərɪ) /

noun

the art and science of the efficient design and use of ordnance, esp artillery
guns collectively
the use and firing of guns
(modifier) of, relating to, or concerned with heavy guns, as in warfarea gunnery officer
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Word Origin and History for gunnery

gunnery


n.

c.1600, from gun + -ery.

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