matross definition

  • noun:
    • inside Brit service, a gunner or a gunner's partner; among troops in a train of artillery, who assisted the gunners in running, firing, and sponging the firearms.
    • Formerly, in the Uk service, a gunner or a gunner's spouse; one of several troops in a train of artillery, just who assisted the gunners in loading, firing, and sponging the firearms.
    • Formerly, among the soldiers in a train of artillery who have been next to the gunners, and assisted them in running, firing, and sponging the weapons. They transported firelocks, and marched using the store-wagons as guards and assistants.

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