What does gunner mean?

Definitions for gunner
ˈgʌn ərgun·ner

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. artilleryman, cannoneer, gunner, machine gunnernoun

    a serviceman in the artillery


  1. Gunnernoun

    someone connected with Arsenal Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

  2. gunnernoun

    Artillery soldier, or such who holds private rank. Abbreviated Gnr.

  3. gunnernoun

    A person who operates a gun.

  4. gunnernoun

    An excessive go-getter; one exhibiting over-ambition.

  5. gunnernoun

    A player on the kicking side whose primary job is to tackle the kickoff returner or punt returner.

  6. gunnernoun

    A fan of the Arsenal Football Club.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gunnernoun

    Cannonier; he whose employment is to manage the artillery in a ship.

    Etymology: from gun.

    The nimble gunner
    With lynstock now the devilish cannon touches,
    And down goes all before him. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    They slew the principal gunners, and carried away their artillery. John Hayward.


  1. gunner

    A gunner is typically referred to as an individual who operates or fires guns, usually large artillery or crew-served weapons such as cannons or machine guns in a military context. They are also commonly responsible for maintaining and performing minor repairs on the weapons they use. In the context of sports shooting, a gunner can refer to a person who is a keen and often highly proficient shooter.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gunnernoun

    one who works a gun, whether on land or sea; a cannoneer

  2. Gunnernoun

    a warrant officer in the navy having charge of the ordnance on a vessel

  3. Gunnernoun

    the great northern diver or loon. See Loon

  4. Gunnernoun

    the sea bream


  1. Gunner

    Gunner is a rank equivalent to Private in the British Army Royal Artillery and the artillery corps of other Commonwealth armies. The next highest rank is usually Lance-Bombardier, although in the Royal Canadian Artillery it is Bombardier.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gunner

    A soldier employed to manage and discharge great guns; an artilleryman. In the U. S. service there is with each piece a gunner, who gives all the executive commands in action. He is answerable that the men at the piece perform their duties correctly.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gunner is ranked #33856 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gunner surname appeared 672 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Gunner.

    65% or 437 total occurrences were White.
    32.4% or 218 total occurrences were Black.
    1% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gunner in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gunner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of gunner in a Sentence

  1. Adam Makos:

    It was hard for me to believe that he was a legendary tank gunner in World War II because he was so gentle and calm.

  2. Former Green Beret Stephen Florich:

    I think my son was very active on that aircraft, my son was in uniform. My son was serving in the capacity as a crew chief and a door gunner. And in adverse weather conditions, he accepted a mission to train people for combat in the future. And in that, he gave all and lost his life.

  3. Matt Walker:

    What it looked like to me was that he was a gunner on topof a Humvee.

  4. Matt Walker:

    Loading up on airplanes, C30s, the helicopters, what it looked like to me was that he was a gunner on topof a Humvee.

  5. Brian Williams:

    Here's a view of rockets I have never seen, passing underneath us, 1,500 feet beneath us, and we've got the gunner doors on this thing, and I'm saying to the general, some four-star, 'It wouldn't take much for them to adjust the aim and try to do a ring toss right through our open doors, would it?'.

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