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musket

Line breaks: mus¦ket
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌskɪt
 
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Definition of musket in English:

noun

historical
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.

Origin

late 16th century: from French mousquet, from Italian moschetto 'crossbow bolt', from mosca 'a fly'.

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