gunner

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Middle English gun + -er

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gunner (plural gunners)

  1. (military) Artillery soldier, or such who holds private rank. Abbreviated Gnr.
  2. A person who operates a gun.
  3. (figuratively) An excessive go-getter; one exhibiting over-ambition.
  4. (American football) A player on the kicking side whose primary job is to tackle the kickoff returner or punt returner.
  5. (UK, slang, soccer) A fan of the Arsenal Football Club.
  6. The great northern diver or loon.
  7. (UK, Ireland, dialect) The sea bream.

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