Definition of Musket

Musket n. means: 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 This arm has been generally superseded by the rifle.

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Musket n. means: 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 This arm has been generally superseded by the rifle.

Meaning of Musket

Musket (n.) means: 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 This arm has been generally superseded by the rifle.

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Musquet (n.): See Musket.

Musketoon (n.): A short musket.

Musketoon (n.): One who is armed with such a musket.

Musketeer (n.): A soldier armed with a musket.

Musket (n.): The male of the sparrow hawk.

Kick (v. i.): To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.

Kick (n.): The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.

Fusil (n.): A light kind of flintlock musket, formerly in use.

Tompion (n.): A stopper of a cannon or a musket. See Tampion.

Gunstick (n.): A stick to ram down the charge of a musket, etc.; a rammer or ramrod.

Carbine (n.): A short, light musket or rifle, esp. one used by mounted soldiers or cavalry.

Bullet (n.): A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm.

Arquebuse (n.): A sort of hand gun or firearm a contrivance answering to a trigger, by which the burning match was applied. The musket was a later invention.

Orgue (n.): A piece of ordnance, consisting of a number of musket barrels arranged so that a match or train may connect with all their touchholes, and a discharge be secured almost or quite simultaneously.

Bayonet (n.): A pointed instrument of the dagger kind fitted on the muzzle of a musket or rifle, so as to give the soldier increased means of offense and defense.

Tang (n.): The projecting part of the breech of a musket barrel, by which the barrel is secured to the stock.

Prime (a.): To apply priming to, as a musket or a cannon; to apply a primer to, as a metallic cartridge.

Flintlock (n.): A hand firearm fitted with a flintlock; esp., the old-fashioned musket of European and other armies.

Matchlock (n.): An old form of gunlock containing a match for firing the priming; hence, a musket fired by means of a match.

Handle (v. t.): To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.

Round (a.): Having the form of a cylinder; cylindrical; as, the barrel of a musket is round.

Mantelet (n.): A musket-proof shield of rope, wood, or metal, which is sometimes used for the protection of sappers or riflemen while attacking a fortress, or of gunners at embrasures; -- now commonly written mantlet.

Dragon (n.): A short musket hooked to a swivel attached to a soldier's belt; -- so called from a representation of a dragon's head at the muzzle.

Breech screw (): A strong iron or steel plug screwed into the breech of a musket or other firearm, to close the bottom of the bore.

Piece (n.): A musket, gun, or cannon; as, a battery of six pieces; a following piece.

Rifle (n.): A gun, the inside of whose barrel is grooved with spiral channels, thus giving the ball a rotary motion and insuring greater accuracy of fire. As a military firearm it has superseded the musket.

Stock (n.): The wood to which the barrel, lock, etc., of a musket or like firearm are secured; also, a long, rectangular piece of wood, which is an important part of several forms of gun carriage.

Hammer (n.): That part of a gunlock which strikes the percussion cap, or firing pin; the cock; formerly, however, a piece of steel covering the pan of a flintlock musket and struck by the flint of the cock to ignite the priming.

Bandolier (n.): A broad leather belt formerly worn by soldiers over the right shoulder and across the breast under the left arm. Originally it was used for supporting the musket and twelve cases for charges, but later only as a cartridge belt.

Port (v. t.): To throw, as a musket, diagonally across the body, with the lock in front, the right hand grasping the small of the stock, and the barrel sloping upward and crossing the point of the left shoulder; as, to port arms.

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Meaning of Musquet

Musquet means: See Musket.

Meaning of Musketoon

Musketoon means: A short musket.

Meaning of Musketoon

Musketoon means: One who is armed with such a musket.

Meaning of Musketeer

Musketeer means: A soldier armed with a musket.

Meaning of Musket

Musket means: The male of the sparrow hawk.

Meaning of Kick

Kick means: To recoil; -- said of a musket, cannon, etc.

Meaning of Kick

Kick means: The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.

Meaning of Fusil

Fusil means: A light kind of flintlock musket, formerly in use.

Meaning of Tompion

Tompion means: A stopper of a cannon or a musket. See Tampion.

Meaning of Gunstick

Gunstick means: A stick to ram down the charge of a musket, etc.; a rammer or ramrod.

Meaning of Carbine

Carbine means: A short, light musket or rifle, esp. one used by mounted soldiers or cavalry.

Meaning of Bullet

Bullet means: A missile, usually of lead, and round or elongated in form, to be discharged from a rifle, musket, pistol, or other small firearm.

Meaning of Arquebuse

Arquebuse means: A sort of hand gun or firearm a contrivance answering to a trigger, by which the burning match was applied. The musket was a later invention.

Meaning of Orgue

Orgue means: A piece of ordnance, consisting of a number of musket barrels arranged so that a match or train may connect with all their touchholes, and a discharge be secured almost or quite simultaneously.

Meaning of Bayonet

Bayonet means: A pointed instrument of the dagger kind fitted on the muzzle of a musket or rifle, so as to give the soldier increased means of offense and defense.

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