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synonyms for gunner

  • shooter
  • artilleryman
  • cannoneer
  • marksman
  • rifleman
  • soldier
  • warrant officer
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An interdisciplinary team of chemists and historians wanted to learn more about how various recipes for gunpowder evolved over the centuries as master gunners tweaked the basic components to achieve better results.
SCIENTISTS TEST MEDIEVAL GUNPOWDER RECIPES WITH 15TH-CENTURY CANNON REPLICAJENNIFER OUELLETTESEPTEMBER 29, 2021ARS TECHNICA
The paste would be rolled into balls and then dried, and those balls would be crushed in a mortar by a gunner in the field right before it was used.
SCIENTISTS TEST MEDIEVAL GUNPOWDER RECIPES WITH 15TH-CENTURY CANNON REPLICAJENNIFER OUELLETTESEPTEMBER 29, 2021ARS TECHNICA
He’s not, as some have charged, a gunner or ball hog — you don’t have three 20-plus-assist games in six weeks playing that way.
COMPARING OSCAR ROBERTSON AND RUSSELL WESTBROOK LEAVES YOU GASPING AT BOTHTHOMAS M. BOSWELLMAY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The gunner, who sits on the seat behind the gun, points it and pulls the trigger.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
The gunner's seat moved with the carriage, from which he could elevate or depress the muzzle by a lever.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
He might be interested in some of this news, as he was a gunner, and it is all about shells, if ever I get home to tell him!
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
We being at anchor and within range, the Rebel gunner had made nice calculations.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
Acting under the gunner's orders the crew rested on their oars a short distance beyond the place where the whale had sounded.
THE BOY WITH THE U. S. FISHERIESFRANCIS ROLT-WHEELER
He nodded to the gunner and the reef points were quickly tied, thus enabling the three boats to keep together.
THE BOY WITH THE U. S. FISHERIESFRANCIS ROLT-WHEELER
Twenty or thirty shells were wasted in this way before the gunner secured the range.
THE ARGUS PHEASANTJOHN CHARLES BEECHAM
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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