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Definition of "musket" []

  • A smoothbore shoulder gun used from the late 16th through the 18th century. (noun)
  • A long-barrelled muzzle-loading shoulder gun used between the 16th and 18th centuries by infantry soldiers (noun)

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Use "musket" in a sentence
  • "A steel ramrod from a musket is a wild whipping thing, and Phil is right -- it kicks like a bronco."
  • "A 6-year-old girl with musket is dressed to celebrate el Cinco de Mayo in Mexico City."
  • "An aborigine looking at a musket is interesting but irrelevant."