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noun as in shooter of gun

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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.

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.

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.

So my gunner tried to shoot near him to scare him but missed and hit him.

With his first shot on the tour of duty, the same sniper killed a Taliban machine-gunner from 1,465 yards.

On that date, Kravitz, an assistant machine-gunner attached to Company L, was in a defensive position on strategic key terrain.

She had been at the Maidan tending to the wounded and a police submachine gunner shot her in the neck.

Colt, Remington, and Gauge have all soared, and Gunner is much more common than the traditional name Gunnar.

The gunner, who sits on the seat behind the gun, points it and pulls the trigger.

The gunner's seat moved with the carriage, from which he could elevate or depress the muzzle by a lever.

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!

We being at anchor and within range, the Rebel gunner had made nice calculations.

Acting under the gunner's orders the crew rested on their oars a short distance beyond the place where the whale had sounded.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gunner, such as: shooter, artilleryman, cannoneer, marksman, rifleman, and soldier.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.