musket

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English[edit]

Muskets and bayonets.

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Etymology[edit]

French mousquet, itself from Italian moschetto, diminutive of mosca (fly).

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  • IPA(key): /mʌskʌt/, /mʌskɪt/

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musket (plural muskets)

  1. A species of firearm formerly carried by the infantry of an army. It was originally fired by means of a match, or matchlock, for which several mechanical appliances (including the flintlock, and finally the percussion lock) were successively substituted. This arm has been superseded by the rifle.
    Soldier, soldier, won't you marry me, with your musket, fife and drum.

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Etymology[edit]

From French mousquet (musket).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /muskɛt/, [muˈsɡ̊ɛd̥]

Noun[edit]

musket c (singular definite musketten, plural indefinite musketter)

  1. musket

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