Definition of Gunnery

1. Noun. Guns collectively.




Definition of Gunnery

1. n. That branch of military science which comprehends the theory of projectiles, and the manner of constructing and using ordnance.

Definition of Gunnery

1. Noun. The science of guns and gunfire including aspects of bullet flight and impact. ¹

2. Noun. The design and manufacture of guns, particularly those of a large caliber. ¹

3. Noun. A place where guns are tested, or where people are trained in their use ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gunnery

1. the use of guns [n -NERIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gunnery

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gunmetals
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gunnage
gunnages
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gunnery (current term)
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gunny sack
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Literary usage of Gunnery

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1. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1896)
"The floating gunnery-ship is, or should be, the Normal School of our training system. By a " floating " gunnery-ship is meant a ship, not imbedded in mud ..."

2. Fifty Years in the Royal Navy by Percy Scott (1919)
"MS Duke of Edinburgh—Making Ships look Pretty—Duke of Edinburgh.s Interest in gunnery—Invention of a Signalling Lamp—How the ..."

3. An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text-book, for the Use by Denison Olmsted (1858)
"About the year 1740, Mr. Robins, an eminent English mathematician, instituted a series of experiments on gunnery, which showed that the parabolic theory of ..."

4. Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the British Museum Libraryby British Museum Dept. of Printed Books, Dept. of Printed Books, British Museum by British Museum Dept. of Printed Books, Dept. of Printed Books, British Museum (1906)
"BETHELL (HA) Modern Guns and gunnery : manual for officers of the Artillery, pp. ... Practical gunnery in the lecture-room and SIMPSON (CN) Eyes and ears of ..."

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