weaponeer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From weapon +‎ -eer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

weaponeer (plural weaponeers)

  1. (US) Someone who makes weapons, especially nuclear weapons.
    • 2012, George Dyson, Turing's Cathedral, Penguin 2013, p. 57:
      Von Neumann, who believed that mathematics grew best when nourished by ‘a certain contact with the strivings and problems of the world,’ became a great friend of the weaponeers.
  2. A member of an aircrew responsible for the weapons.