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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.


musketry

/ ˈmʌskɪtrɪ /

noun

  1. muskets or musketeers collectively
  2. the technique of using small arms


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Word History and Origins

Origin of musketry1

From the French word mousqueterie, dating back to 1640–50. See musket, -ry
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Example Sentences

Irregular spurts of musketry heralded the appearance of confused masses of armed men.

Her voice and the sound of her footsteps were alike drowned by a rattle of musketry from other parts of the ruin.

By 8.0 the musketry and the shelling began to slacken down although there was a good deal of desultory shooting.

No sooner had the pickets been thrown out, than the rattling of musketry commenced all along the line.

Cannon and musketry roared and rattled, not in volleys, but in one continual din.

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