mus·​ket·​ry ˈmə-skə-trē How to pronounce musketry (audio)
: musket fire
: 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, 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, 6 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of musketry was in 1646

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Cite this Entry

“Musketry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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