Definition of musketry in English:


Syllabification: mus·ket·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈməskətrē


1Musket fire: a terrible explosion of musketry
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  • That accomplished, we had to pass through an enfilading fire of musketry until we gained the peach orchard (at the northern base of Cemetery Hill).
  • I did so and on the morning of the 27th, Sunday, I was awakened about 1/2 past 3 with musketry and cannon shots close by.
  • Aerial shots of the beleaguered fort, with Mexican troops climbing scaling ladders, lit by flashes of musketry, are striking.
1.1Soldiers armed with muskets: the Prussian musketry
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  • The Allies' superior musketry, with artillery support, eventually broke the French infantry which retreated in considerable disorder.
1.2The art or technique of handling a musket.
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  • In 1841 he entered the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, followed by a commission in the Grenadier Guards where he developed a special interest in musketry.
  • Brent and I had seen to that when we refined her eye at musketry.
  • The days of a few weeks' drilling and musketry, then off to war, are long gone.

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