An artilleryman who positioned and fired a cannon.
More example sentences
- It was later in the Peninsular Campaign that taps were first played at a military funeral after an artillery cannoneer was killed in action.
- The divergence in success between the two black artillery battalions at Bastogne, nevertheless, does not detract from the stellar performance of the cannoneers.
- The cannoneers of Lille recognized her as their saint in 1417, describing themselves as the ‘Confrères de Sainte Barbe’.
Definition of cannoneer in:
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