gunner


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gunner \Gun"ner\, n.
   1. One who works a gun or cannon, whether on land, sea, or in
      the air; a cannoneer.
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   2. A warrant officer in the navy having charge of the
      ordnance on a vessel.
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   3. (Zool.)
      (a) The great northern diver or loon. See Loon.
      (b) The sea bream. [Prov. Eng. or Irish]
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   Gunner's daughter, the gun to which men or boys were lashed
      for punishment. [Sailor's slang] --W. C. Russell.

   tail gunner (Mil.) A member of the crew of a bomber
      airplane who operates the defensive gun at the rear of the
      airplane.
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