gunnery sergeant


noun Marine Corps.

a noncommissioned officer ranking above a staff sergeant and below a first or master sergeant.

Nearby words

  1. gunnel,
  2. gunnell,
  3. gunner,
  4. gunnera,
  5. gunnery,
  6. gunning,
  7. gunny,
  8. gunnysack,
  9. gunpaper,
  10. gunplay

Origin of gunnery sergeant

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65

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