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mousquetaire (plural mousquetaires)
- (historical) A musketeer, especially one of the French royal musketeers of the 17th and 18th centuries, famed for their daring and their fine clothing.
- 1751, [Tobias] Smollett, chapter 44, in The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle […], volume II, London: Harrison and Co., […], published 1781, OCLC 316121541:
- [H]is adversary, swelling with rage, cocked his hat fiercely in his face, and fixing his hands in his sides, pronounced with the most imperious tone, “Heark ye, Mr. Round Periwig, you must know that I am a mousquetaire.”
- A mousquetaire cuff or mousquetaire glove, or other article of dress imagined to resemble those worn by the French mosquetaires.
- (historical) A woman's cloak trimmed with ribbons, with large buttons, fashionable in the mid-19th century.
- (historical) A broad turnover linen collar worn in the mid-19th century.
- James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928), “Mousquetaire”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume VI, Part 2 (M–N), London: Clarendon Press, OCLC 15566697, page 787, column 1.
mousquetaire m (plural mousquetaires)