Musketeer
Musketeer Mus`ket*eer", n. [F. mousquetaire; cf. It. moschettiere.] A soldier armed with a musket. [1913 Webster]

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  • musketeer — (n.) soldier armed with a musket, 1580s, from MUSKET (Cf. musket) + EER (Cf. eer), or else from Fr. mousquetaire, from mousquette (see MUSKET (Cf. musket)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • musketeer — ► NOUN historical 1) a soldier armed with a musket. 2) a member of the household troops of the French king in the 17th and 18th centuries …   English terms dictionary

  • musketeer — [mus΄kə tir′] n. [Fr mousquetaire] a soldier armed with a musket …   English World dictionary

  • Musketeer — For other uses of this term, see Musketeer (disambiguation). A Dutch musketeer by Jacob van Gheyn in 1608. A musketeer (French: mousquetaire) was an early modern type of infantry soldier equipped with a musket. Musketeers were an imp …   Wikipedia

  • musketeer — UK [ˌmʌskəˈtɪə(r)] / US [ˈmʌskəˌtɪr] noun [countable] Word forms musketeer : singular musketeer plural musketeers 1) a soldier who used a musket 2) a French soldier who guarded the French king in the 17th and 18th centuries …   English dictionary

  • musketeer — noun Etymology: modification of Middle French mousquetaire, from mousquet Date: 1590 1. a soldier armed with a musket 2. [from the musketeers friendship in the novel Les Trois Mousquetaires (1844) by Alexandre Dumas] a good friend ; buddy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • musketeer — /mus ki tear /, n. a soldier armed with a musket. [1580 90; MUSKET + EER; cf. F mousquetaire, equiv. to mousquet musket + aire ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • musketeer — noun a) A foot soldier armed with a musket. b) In 17th and 18th century France, a member of the royal household bodyguard …   Wiktionary

  • musketeer — Synonyms and related words: Nimrod, Zouave, archer, artilleryman, bersagliere, bowman, cannoneer, carabineer, chasseur, crack shot, dead shot, deadeye, dogface, doughfoot, expert rifleman, foot soldier, footslogger, fusileer, good shot, grenadier …   Moby Thesaurus

  • musketeer — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. rifleman, soldier. See combatant. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. enlisted man, rifleman, hussar, grenadier; see fighter 1 , soldier …   English dictionary for students

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