musket musket  /ˈmə skət/


  • (n) a muzzle-loading shoulder gun with a long barrel; formerly used by infantrymen


  1. Charge your musket! Draw forth your scouring stick! Shorten your scouring stick! Put in your bullet and ram home! Present! Give fire! Dismount your musket!.
  2. He opened cannon and musket fire on the would-be deserters, who quickly reassessed and came ashore.
  3. Fifes shrilled, drums rolled and the sharp crackle of musket fire sounded across the New England towns as the skirmishes were re-enacted for the benefit of 150,000 spectators.


  • Learn To Use A Musket

    Eric Rucker gets a lesson in how to use a musket from the Yolo Frontloaders Gun Club. …
    on June 15, 2013     Source: FOX40 Sacramento

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  1. Instead of reverberating with "cannon fire, the shot of musket, or the clash of sword steel, today we have tranquility in which we can contemplate the past and look forward to the future," said Paisley, who presented Ahern a musket that was...
    on May 11, 2007 By: Ian Paisley Source: Washington Post

  2. In a letter to Continental Army Gen. Horatio Gates, future postmaster general Ebenezer Hazard, writes: "The King of England's arms have been burned in Philadelphia and his statue here [in New York] has been pulled down to make musket balls : so that...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Horatio Gates Source: Human Events (blog)

  3. "It will be an honor playing against Bob and his kids and the West Virginia fans - good people," Krzyzewski said. "I just hope they don't shoot that musket right near our bench too much."
    on Mar 21, 2008 By: Mike Krzyzewski Source: West Virginia University Mountaineers

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