from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The technique of using small arms.
- n. Muskets considered as a group.
- n. Musketeers considered as a group.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The technique of using small arms such as muskets.
- n. A collection of muskets or musketeers.
- n. Musket fire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Muskets, collectively.
- n. The fire of muskets.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art or science of firing small-arms: as, an instructor of musketry.
- n. Muskets collectively.
- n. A body of troops armed with muskets.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the technique of using small arms (especially in battle)
- n. musketeers and their muskets collectively
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The great bells began their joyful sound, even as a volley of musketry from the French-held side of the plaza tried to take revenge on the Spaniards who had hung the banner into the dawn.
We pass her within twenty yards, and again the expected volley of musketry is wanting.
At an early hour the whole line advanced to within short musketry range, in substantially the same order as on the previous day.
The heavy guns are silent now, but the musketry is pouring on, making ghastly "music in the ear of night."
"thunder and lightning" (as they termed the musketry) drove them back.
Jones was further flattered to be received on board the French warship “with every mark of respect and gladness and saluted with a feu de joie,” a volley of musketry from the French marines, standing at rigid attention.
Sixteen thousand men were trained daily in musketry.
In the afternoon of this day, the enemy, as Sullivan reported, formed, and attempted to pass the road by Bedford, but meeting a warm reception from the riflemen, some "musketry" sent to their support, and two or three of our field pieces, they fell back.
Thus was inaugurated that roll of musketry which is likely to remain without a parallel, at least in the length of time it lasted.
"captured" near St. Louis by the Federal volunteers, who were assailed with stones by the mob on their arrival in St. Louis, and who repelled the attack by a fire of musketry which is said to have killed some twenty persons.