An infantryman’s light gun with a long barrel, typically smooth-bored and fired from the shoulder: [as modifier]: a volley of musket fire
More example sentences
- She held a musket and fired several shots, each hitting their marks.
- Instead, he saw the men walking calmly, saw them carefully scanning the terrain ahead of them, muskets ready to fire.
- I tried to sleep, but the echo of the musket fire woke me from my light slumber and pierced my heart with panic.
late 16th century: from French mousquet, from Italian moschetto 'crossbow bolt', from mosca 'a fly'.
Definition of musket in:
- The US English dictionary