musketeer

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noun mus·ke·teer \ˌməs-kə-ˈtir\

Definition of musketeer

  1. 1 :  a soldier armed with a musket

  2. 2 [from the musketeers' friendship in the novel Les Trois Mousquetaires (1844) by Alexandre Dumas] :  a good friend :  buddy

Examples of musketeer in a Sentence

  1. the two little musketeers were never seen apart

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Origin and Etymology of musketeer

modification of Middle French mousquetaire, from mousquet


MUSKETEER Defined for English Language Learners

musketeer

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Definition of musketeer for English Language Learners

  • : a soldier who has a musket


MUSKETEER Defined for Kids

musketeer

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noun mus·ke·teer \ˌmə-skə-ˈtir\

Definition of musketeer for Students

  1. :  a soldier armed with a musket



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