artillerist

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English[edit]

Artillerists.

Etymology[edit]

artillery +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

artillerist (plural artillerists)

  1. A person who operates artillery
    • 1876, John Esten Cooke, A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee[1]:
      Pelham was, in spite of his youth, an artillerist of the first order of excellence, and his loss was a serious one, in spite of his inferior rank.
    • 1898, William Elliot Griffis, Charles Carleton Coffin[2]:
      The experiments were not very satisfactory. Mr. Coffin, perhaps, possibly, because he was not a skilled artillerist, had the mortifying experience of seeing the apparatus in front of his cannon blown into fragments, but he made notes of the other reports.

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