In Canada and the United States, a "gunner" is slang for a hyper-competitive student, usually a medical, nursing, legal, or dental. Gunners
will do whatever it takes
to be the best. This ranges
from working very hard to sabotaging peers. The gunners
either concerned with
getting into a professional school or excelling in the professional school to continue on to a specialty.
The top student
in your class, anyone sitting in the front
row, anyone who uses
a three colored pen in university/college.
Gunner: *Gives correct answer no one else knew*
Average college student
: "Of course he/she
knew the answer, he/she
is such a 'Gunner'!"