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musket

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noun mus·ket \ˈməs-kət\

Simple Definition of musket

  • : a type of long gun that was used by soldiers before the invention of the rifle

Full Definition of musket

  1. :  a heavy large-caliber muzzle-loading usually smoothbore shoulder firearm; broadly :  a shoulder gun carried by infantry

Origin of musket

Middle French mousquet, from Old Italian moschetto small artillery piece, sparrow hawk, from diminutive of mosca fly, from Latin musca — more at midge


First Known Use: circa 1587


MUSKET Defined for Kids

musket

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noun mus·ket \ˈmə-skət\

Definition of musket

  1. :  a firearm that is loaded through the muzzle and that was once used by soldiers trained to fight on foot




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