- 1A soldier armed with a musket.More example sentences
- 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.More example sentences
- ‘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.
More definitions of musketeerDefinition of musketeer in:
- The US English dictionary