Gunner

Gun"ner

(?), n. 1. One who works a gun or cannon, whether on land, sea, or in the air; a cannoneer.
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2. A warrant officer in the navy having charge of the ordnance on a vessel.
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3. (Zol.) (a) The great northern diver or loon. See Loon. (b) The sea bream. [Prov. Eng. or Irish]
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Gunner's daughter, the gun to which men or boys were lashed for punishment. [Sailor's slang] W. C. Russell. -- tail gunner (Mil.) A member of the crew of a bomber airplane who operates the defensive gun at the rear of the airplane.
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