musketry

noun
mus·​ket·​ry | \ ˈmə-skə-trē How to pronounce musketry (audio) \

Definition of musketry

1 : muskets
3a : musket fire
b : the art or science of using small arms especially in battle

Examples of musketry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its scenes unfurled in a cavalcade of musketry, air-bursting shells, houses ablaze, and clusters of mounted Union soldiers tumbling over Confederate breastworks. Elliot Ackerman, Harper's Magazine, "Civil Warning," 16 Mar. 2021 Soon my father found the dining table stacked with volumes from the Inner Sunset library: books on famous battles, biographies of Grant and Sherman, guides to uniforms and musketry. Daniel Mason, The Atlantic, "For the Union Dead," 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of musketry

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Mar 2021

Cite this Entry

“Musketry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/musketry. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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