Definition of cannoneer in English:

cannoneer

Line breaks: can¦non|eer
Pronunciation: /kanəˈnɪə
 
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noun

historical
  • An artilleryman who positioned and fired a cannon.
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    • 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’.

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