from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The technique of using small arms.
  • noun Muskets considered as a group.
  • noun Musketeers considered as a group.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art or science of firing small-arms: as, an instructor of musketry.
  • noun Muskets collectively.
  • noun A body of troops armed with muskets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Muskets, collectively.
  • noun The fire of muskets.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The technique of using small arms such as muskets.
  • noun A collection of muskets or musketeers.
  • noun Musket fire.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the technique of using small arms (especially in battle)
  • noun musketeers and their muskets collectively


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