(redirected from Gunners)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.


a person who hunts with a rifle or shotgun



a sailor in the Russian Navy (from the early 18th century to 1917) and in several foreign navies who is specially trained to fire ship guns. There were the ranks of gunner and senior gunner.

References in periodicals archive ?
And the adjustable tail strap lets taller gunners lengthen the straps for easier access.
Porto went into the final against Premier Division Gunners, with the Division Two Cup already in the bag.
The operational force is severely short master gunners, and it is critical to ensure that these NCOs are positioned to support ARFORGEN requirements.
THE third soldier from one unit to die in Iraq in just four days has been named as 22-year-old Gunner Lee Darren Thornton from Blackpool.
CROWS is a stabilized gunner-operated weapon system, which allows the gunner to engage targets from inside a moving vehicle.
The Gunners then created a slick try in the 22nd minute when winger Simon Webster finished in style after excellent link work by Marcus Di Rollo.
During the Meuse-Argonne offensive, the final battle of World War I, American observation plane gunners shot down an estimated 55 German warplanes.
Sixteen pilots and gunners, including Fleming and his gunner, Corporal Eugene Card, flew SBD-2s, with the remaining 11 crews flying Vindicators.
The 18-year-old was congratulated by Group Captain Stephen Anderton who reminded the new gunners that a high standard would always be expected during their RAF careers.
Buoyed by their 4-nil victory against struggling Gilport Lions in a mid week fixture Gunners came into the match a hungrier lot and made their intentions clear from the first whistle.