tail gunner

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tail gunner ‎(plural tail gunners)

  1. One who operates the gun or guns in the tail of a military aircraft, usually a bomber.
  2. (colloquial) One whose function in an organization is to defend it from attackers, for example, in public relations or public affairs.

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  • In modern aircraft, such weapons would not be operated by dedicated personnel.

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