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ˈgʌn ə rigun·ne·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gunnerynoun

    guns collectively


  1. gunnerynoun

    The science of guns and gunfire including aspects of bullet flight and impact.

  2. gunnerynoun

    The design and manufacture of guns, particularly those of a large caliber.

  3. gunnerynoun

    A place where guns are tested, or where people are trained in their use

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gunnerynoun

    that branch of military science which comprehends the theory of projectiles, and the manner of constructing and using ordnance

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. gunnery

    The art of charging, pointing, firing, and managing artillery of all kinds.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gunnery

    The art of using fire-arms; but the term is commonly understood as being restricted to the use or application to the purposes of war of the larger pieces of ordnance, as cannon, mortars, and howitzers. In its practical branch gunnery includes a just knowledge of the construction of the several pieces of artillery, and of the strength, tenacity, and resisting power of the materials of which they are formed; of the method of mounting them upon strong, efficient, well-proportioned, and conveniently constructed carriages; of the proportions due to the strength of the powder and projectiles they should carry; of the force and effect, and also of the manufacture of gunpowder; and, generally, of all such mechanical arrangements and appliances as may facilitate the movements and working of the guns, etc., when prepared for action. But gunnery takes a yet far more extensive range; for it may be said to be based upon nearly every branch of the mathematical and physical sciences, and may be itself considered as a science requiring the most intricate combinations of human knowledge and mechanical ingenuity fully to comprehend and perfect. It particularly requires an acquaintance with all experiments which may have been made to ascertain the impetus of projection, the momentum of bodies in motion, and the range and time of flight of projectiles with given charges of gunpowder,—with the effect of the resistance of the atmosphere upon projectiles propelled with different velocities, and the laws of gravitation as affecting falling bodies; and with the various causes, mechanical and otherwise, of the usual deflection of projectiles in their course, when fired from a gun. See Projectiles and Velocity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gunnery in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gunnery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of gunnery in a Sentence

  1. Pinellas County:

    In 1941 the property was sold back to the federal government for $18,404 to be used as a gunnery and bombing range during World War II, the property was repurchased from the United States in 1948 for $26,500.

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    equally skillful with each hand
    • A. contiguous
    • B. unsealed
    • C. proprietary
    • D. ambidextrous

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