- Military. the technique of bringing fire from a group of rifle and automatic weapons to bear on specified targets.
- muskets collectively.
- musketeers collectively.
Origin of musketry
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Examples from the Web for musketry
He awaited, in an agony of suspense, the rattle of the musketry.The Old Manse (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
This was all done with musketry, no heavy guns being used at this place.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
On the 28th, Lockwood, our musketry expert, was severely wounded in the chest.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
There fell so heavy a rain at that moment that the musketry was of no use.Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Complete
Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre
It was from there that the musketry fire, which was growing hotter, had proceeded.The Downfall
- muskets or musketeers collectively
- the technique of using small arms
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Word Origin and History for musketry
1640s, from French mousqueterie, from mousquet "musket" (see musket), on analogy of Italian moschetteria.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper