Definition of gunnery in English:

gunnery

noun

  • The design, manufacture, or firing of heavy guns.

    ‘a pioneer of naval gunnery’
    • ‘Interwar gunnery and bombing training in the RAE were poor, and the service's navigation skills were no better.’
    • ‘He had made serious errors of judgement, but he had also tried to improve naval gunnery, reform the promotion system, and limit flogging.’
    • ‘Rather, it was Europe that gathered speed and moved ahead, in gunnery and shipping, starting in the sixteenth century.’
    • ‘It is analogous to what in gunnery is, I believe, called ‘aiming off’ - having your shells land a little to the side of the target.’
    • ‘It is true also that there were many autocratic denizens of the quarterdeck whom a speck of dust would render apoplectic, but who were not in the least interested in accurate gunnery.’
    • ‘The constraints for this first gunnery were primarily due to logistics and range control issues.’
    • ‘Any of our superior gunnery or our laser swords could easily take him out.’
    • ‘The live-fire activity included combining mechanised and armoured stages of gunnery and their corresponding tactical stages.’
    • ‘There was heavy emphasis also on formation flying, and air-to-air gunnery as well as lots of aerobatics.’
    • ‘We spend a lot of time on tank gunnery, Bradley gunnery, rifle marksmanship and antitank missile systems.’
    • ‘We base MI Gunnery on the combat arms gunnery in the sense that they use practice and live tables.’
    • ‘Arunta also won the Otranto Cup for gunnery, the Silver Platter for catering, the AIO Shield and the Combat Shield.’
    • ‘We often trained with the scouts and infantry of our brigade, and even shot gunnery with our brigade's reconnaissance troop.’
    • ‘Later, after transitioning to the line, he became an expert in the arcane problems of naval gunnery.’
    • ‘The Court held in Western Australian Mining Wardens that naval gunnery could co-exist with mining.’
    • ‘Effective, accurate gunnery, a Royal Navy hallmark from the time of the Napoleonic Wars, would disappoint here.’
    • ‘The fighting officers learned to specialise: in navigation, gunnery and torpedoes.’
    • ‘The familiar thermal patterns that our gunners had become accustomed to during gunnery, were not as easy to identify during the day.’
    • ‘The current course focuses on three major areas: turret maintenance, gunnery, and training management.’
    • ‘He has the memoirs of people living thousands of miles away, who heard and recorded hearing distant naval gunnery.’

Pronunciation:

gunnery

/ˈɡən(ə)rē/