Gun"ner (?), n.

1.

One who works a gun, whether on land or sea; a cannoneer.

2.

A warrant officer in the navy having charge of the ordnance on a vessel.

3. Zool. (a)

The great northern diver or loon. See Loon.

(b)

The sea bream.

[Prov. Eng. or Irish]

Gunner's daughter, the gun to which men or boys were lashed for punishment. [Sailor's slang]

W. C. Russell.

 

© Webster 1913.

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