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Musquet vs. Musket

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Musquetnoun

See Musket.

Musketnoun

A kind of firearm formerly carried by the infantry of an army, 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appliances (including the flintlock, and finally the percussion lock) were successively substituted; ultimately superseded by the rifle.

β€˜Soldier, soldier, won't you marry me, with your musket, fife and drum.’; β€˜Sam, Sam, pick up thy musket.’;

Musketnoun

(falconry) A male Eurasian sparrowhawk.

Musketnoun

The male of the sparrow hawk.

Musketnoun

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 This arm has been completely superseded by the rifle, and is now only of historical interest.

Musketnoun

a muzzle-loading shoulder gun with a long barrel; formerly used by infantrymen

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Musket

A musket is a muzzle-loaded long gun that appeared as a smoothbore weapon in the early 16th century, at first as a heavier variant of the arquebus, capable of penetrating heavy armor. By the mid-16th century, this type of musket went out of use as heavy armor declined, but the term musket continued as the name given for any hand held long gun until the mid-19th century.

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