musketry

[muhs-ki-tree]
noun
  1. Military. the technique of bringing fire from a group of rifle and automatic weapons to bear on specified targets.
  2. muskets collectively.
  3. musketeers collectively.

Origin of musketry

From the French word mousqueterie, dating back to 1640–50. See musket, -ry
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British Dictionary definitions for musketry

musketry

noun
  1. muskets or musketeers collectively
  2. the technique of using small arms
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Word Origin and History for musketry
n.

1640s, from French mousqueterie, from mousquet "musket" (see musket), on analogy of Italian moschetteria.

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