Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A soldier armed with a musket.
  • n. A member of the French royal household bodyguard in the 17th and 18th centuries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A foot soldier armed with a musket.
  • n. In 17th and 18th century France, a member of the royal household bodyguard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A soldier armed with a musket.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A soldier armed with a musket.
  • n. A musket; a musket-lock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a foot soldier armed with a musket

Etymologies

French mousquetaire, from mousquet, musket; see musket.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
musket +‎ -eer (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A group of the EU's major foreign policy players is waiting to find out what happens to the Lisbon Treaty before deciding if it should keep or scrap an old "musketeer" defence pact.

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  • - A "musketeer" painted by Pablo Picasso was one of the big attractions at an auction of impressionist and modern art at Christie's held in London, where it sold for 5.7 million pounds ($9.3 million).

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  • The main character, d'Artagnan, befriends the three musketeers, but is not a musketeer himself.

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  • His brother, Jean de Porthau was also a musketeer and may have led to some of the legend formed around Porthos.

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  • The more intensely the members argued, the more their Chinese-style mustache tips wiggled, their enormous upturned Kaiser-mutton-chops jiggled, and their three-pointed musketeer beards danced.

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  • "I often describe it as musketeer, the bodyguard of Roman é e-Conti, and a wine that wants to laugh."

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  • "There are no other indie musketeer epics besides this one," the filmmaker has said.

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  • While this makes sense because realistically a musketeer could not fire more than 4 shots a minute (about every other round) a longbow man could not fire any more than 8 arrows a minute.

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  • Even in if you only take one round of combat and one feat per character (point blank shot for the archer and exotic weapon prof. for the musketeer) the archer will do an average of 6.5 compared to the average of 9.33 and will have a +2 advantage to hit over the musketeer.

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  • I remember pretending I was a musketeer, a knight of King Arthurs, and jumping into the imaginary "rabbit hole" of my little sister's fantasy land.

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