Cannoneer



an artilleryman.
Historical Examples

Les Misrables Victor Hugo
History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete John Lothrop Motley
The Barbarians John Sentry
In Hostile Red Joseph Altsheler
Artillery Through the Ages Albert Manucy
In Hostile Red Joseph Altsheler
Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-’61 Abner Doubleday
The Plays of Philip Massinger Philip Massinger
The Gunner’s Examiner Harold E. Cloke
Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, George Alfred Townsend

noun
(formerly) a soldier who served and fired a cannon; artilleryman

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