Associations to the word «Musket»

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MUSKET, noun. 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 This arm has been superseded by the rifle.

Dictionary definition

MUSKET, noun. A muzzle-loading shoulder gun with a long barrel; formerly used by infantrymen.

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