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MUSKET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does musket mean? 

MUSKET (noun)
  The noun MUSKET has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: MUSKET used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MUSKET (noun)


Sense 1musket [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("musket" is a kind of...):

muzzle loader (an obsolete firearm that was loaded through the muzzle)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "musket"):

blunderbuss (a short musket of wide bore with a flared muzzle)

culverin (a medieval musket)

fusil (a light flintlock musket)

matchlock (an early style of musket; a slow-burning wick would be lowered into a hole in the breech to ignite the charge)


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