Etymology
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bombardier (n.)

1550s, "soldier in charge of a cannon," from French bombardier, from bombard (see bombard (n.)). In 17c.-18c. of soldiers who loaded shells, fixed fuses, and generally manned mortars and howitzers; meaning "one who aims the bombs in an aircraft" is attested 1932, American English.

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Definitions of bombardier

bombardier (n.)
a noncommissioned officer in the British artillery;
bombardier (n.)
the member of a bomber crew responsible for using the bombsight and releasing the bombs on the target;
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