Definition of musketeer in English:

musketeer

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Pronunciation: /mʌskɪˈtɪə
 
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noun

historical
  • 1A soldier armed with a musket.
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    • Effective as these weapons were, infantrymen still needed forked stands as props for aiming and firing; and since they were slow to load, pikemen had to be included in battalions to protect musketeers from enemy cavalry charges.
    • They equipped their troops as sailors, artillerists, musketeers as specified by the Crown.
    • Eliminating the match speeded up fire-drill significantly, but it also allowed the musketeers to be packed far more closely in their units.
  • 2A member of the household troops of the French king in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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    • ‘Indeed my Lady, it was taken from a French musketeer just minutes after I had killed him,’ he swung it in the air several times, watching with a boyish smile as the nuns cringed.
    • The series follows the life of the musketeers as they train at the musketeer's academy in order to protect France's Sun King, who became monarch at the age of five.
    • Apparently, King Louis XIII's loyal musketeers have been disgraced and now hide out among the townspeople.

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