Gun"ner (?), n.
One who works a gun, whether on land or sea; a cannoneer.
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.
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.