Matross
Matross Ma*tross", n. [D. matroos, fr. F. matelot.] (Mil.) Formerly, in the British service, a gunner or a gunner's mate; one of the soldiers in a train of artillery, who assisted the gunners in loading, firing, and sponging the guns. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Matross — was a soldier of artillery, who ranked next below a gunner. The duty of a matross was to assist the gunners in loading, firing and sponging the guns. They were provided with firelocks, and marched with the store wagons, acting as guards. In the… …   Wikipedia

  • matross — noun In the British service, a gunner or a gunners mate; one of the soldiers in a train of artillery, who assisted the gunners in loading, firing, and sponging the guns …   Wiktionary

  • matross — ma·tross …   English syllables

  • matross — məˈträs noun ( es) Etymology: Dutch matroos sailor, from Middle French matelots sailors, plural of matelot sailor more at matelot : a onetime gunner s mate (as during the American Revolution) that assisted in loading and firing and sponging guns …   Useful english dictionary

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