noun Date: 1646 1. muskets 2. musketeers 3. a. musket fire b. the art or science of using small arms especially in battle

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  • Musketry — Mus ket*ry, n. [F. mousqueterie; cf. It. moschetteria.] 1. Muskets, collectively. [1913 Webster] 2. The fire of muskets. Motley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • musketry — (n.) 1640s, from Fr. mousqueterie, from mousquet musket (see MUSKET (Cf. musket)), on analogy of It. moschetteria …   Etymology dictionary

  • musketry — [mus′kə trē] n. [Fr mousqueterie] 1. the skill of firing muskets or other small arms 2. a) muskets collectively b) musketeers collectively …   English World dictionary

  • musketry — /mus ki tree/, n. 1. Mil. the technique of bringing fire from a group of rifle and automatic weapons to bear on specified targets. 2. muskets collectively. 3. musketeers collectively. [1640 50; < F mousqueterie. See MUSKET, RY] * * * …   Universalium

  • musketry — noun a) The technique of using small arms such as muskets. b) A collection of muskets or musketeers …   Wiktionary

  • musketry — Synonyms and related words: A weapons, antiaircraft fire, archery, armament, arms, artillery, ballistics, biological weapons, casting, chucking, conventional weapons, cross fire, curtain fire, deadly weapons, direct fire, dry fire, file fire,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • musketry — mus·ket·ry || mÊŒskɪtrɪ n. use and knowledge of rifles; rifle corps; musketeers and muskets (Military) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • musketry — noun 1》 musket fire. 2》 musketeers collectively. 3》 the art or technique of handling a musket …   English new terms dictionary

  • musketry — mus·ket·ry …   English syllables

  • musketry — mus•ket•ry [[t]ˈmʌs kɪ tri[/t]] n. 1) mil the technique of bringing small arms fire to bear on specific targets 2) mil muskets collectively 3) mil musketeers collectively • Etymology: 1640–50; < F mousqueterie. See musket, ry …   From formal English to slang

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