artillerywoman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

artillery +‎ woman

Noun[edit]

artillerywoman (plural artillerywomen)

  1. (military) A female soldier who uses artillery.
    • 1871, Thomas Gibson Bowles, The Defence of Paris: Narrated as it was Seen, page 53:
      Her ordinary attire, she said, was in the way for an artillerywoman, and she asked permission to wear the male garb.