noun Date: 1562 an artillery gunner

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cannoneer — Can non*eer , Cannonier Can non*ier , n. [F. canonnier.] A man who manages, or fires, cannon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cannoneer — is an obsolete word for an artillery gunner, first recorded in the 16th century. An artillery Private is known as a Kanonier in German and Polish, a Kanonnier in Dutch, and a Канонир in Russian; today these would likely be rendered in English as… …   Wikipedia

  • cannoneer — [kan΄ən ir′] n. [Fr canonnier < canon, CANNON] an artilleryman; gunner …   English World dictionary

  • cannoneer — noun A person who tends and operates a piece of artillery, especially a cannon. Luckily, the cannoneer was only mildly injured when his cannon malfunctioned …   Wiktionary

  • cannoneer — cannoneering, n. /kan euh near /, n. an artilleryman. [1555 65; < MF canonnier. See CANNON, EER] * * * …   Universalium

  • cannoneer — n. artilleryman, one who fires a cannon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cannoneer — noun historical an artilleryman who positioned and fired a cannon …   English new terms dictionary

  • cannoneer — can·non·eer …   English syllables

  • cannoneer — can•non•eer [[t]ˌkæn əˈnɪər[/t]] n. mil an artilleryman • Etymology: < MF canonnier …   From formal English to slang

  • cannoneer — /kænəˈnɪə/ (say kanuh near) noun (formerly) a soldier in the artillery who fired a cannon …   Australian English dictionary

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