Definition of gunned in US English:



  • Having guns, especially of a specified type or amount.

    ‘heavily gunned warships’
    ‘his powerfully gunned army’
    • ‘In 1628, the ornately carved and heavily gunned ship had sunk - after less than a mile of her maiden voyage.’
    • ‘Its leaders contended that the defensive power of their multi-gunned B17 Flying Fortresses, operating in formation, would permit precision bombing in daylight without unacceptable losses.’
    • ‘The growing importance of the heavily gunned man-of-war at sea during the reign of Henry VIII was to transform the administration that supplied them.’
    • ‘He decided that mobile, powerfully gunned anti-tank units were the best way to defeat enemy tanks.’
    • ‘Twenty-gunned frigates like the Hornet didn't come cheap.’