musketry


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

mus·ket·ry

 (mŭs′kĭ-trē)
n.
1. The technique of using small arms.
2. Muskets considered as a group.
3. Musketeers considered as a group.

musketry

(ˈmʌskɪtrɪ)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) muskets or musketeers collectively
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the technique of using small arms

mus•ket•ry

(ˈmʌs kɪ tri)

n.
1. the technique of bringing small arms fire to bear on specific targets.
2. muskets collectively.
3. musketeers collectively.
[1640–50; < French mousqueterie. See musket, -ry]

musketry

the art or skill of using muskets.
See also: Weaponry

Musketry

 muskets collectively, 1646.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.musketry - musketeers and their muskets collectively
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
musketeer - a foot soldier armed with a musket
2.musketry - the technique of using small arms (especially in battle)
proficiency, technique - skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity; "practice greatly improves proficiency"
Translations

musketry

[ˈmʌskɪtrɪ] N (= muskets) → mosquetes mpl; (= firing) → fuego m de mosquetes, tiros mpl

musketry

n (= muskets)Musketen pl; (= troops)Musketiere pl
References in classic literature ?
He would bowl along on a reasonable trot, on the highway, but when he entered a village he did it on a furious run, and accompanied it with a frenzy of ceaseless whip-crackings that sounded like volleys of musketry.
Well, on the knoll, and enclosing the spring, they had clapped a stout log- house fit to hold two score of people on a pinch and loopholed for musketry on either side.
And if this seems a trifling risk, let us see whether it is equalled or surpassed by the encounter of two galleys stem to stem, in the midst of the open sea, locked and entangled one with the other, when the soldier has no more standing room than two feet of the plank of the spur; and yet, though he sees before him threatening him as many ministers of death as there are cannon of the foe pointed at him, not a lance length from his body, and sees too that with the first heedless step he will go down to visit the profundities of Neptune's bosom, still with dauntless heart, urged on by honour that nerves him, he makes himself a target for all that musketry, and struggles to cross that narrow path to the enemy's ship.
The shot was a signal for a volley, and amid the rattle of musketry Meriem and Baynes leaped their flying mounts through the breach in the palisade and were gone up the well-worn trail toward the north.
Yes, sir; at that instant there was such a rataplan of musketry that one might have imagined the infernal regions had opened.
While the dry pine was flaming and crackling, like an irregular discharge of fairy musketry, Peter sat looking and listening, in a pleasant state of excitement.
The rattle of musketry and roar of cannon disturbed the ancient quiet of the forest, and actually drove the bears and other wild beasts to the more cultivated portion of the country in the vicinity of the seaports.
In process of time, thanks to his intimate knowledge of drill and musketry exercise, the excellent Mulcahy, wearing the corporal's stripe, went out in a troopship and joined Her Majesty's Royal Loyal Musketeers, commonly known as the "Mavericks," because they were masterless and unbranded cattle - sons of small farmers in County Clare, shoeless vagabonds of Kerry, herders of Ballyvegan, much wanted "moonlighters" from the bare rainy headlands of the south coast, officered by O'Mores, Bradys, Hills, Kilreas, and the like.
On this particular occasion they made such an outrageous noise, and continued it with such perseverance, that for awhile, had entire volleys of musketry been fired off in the neighbouring mountains, I should not have been able to have heard them.
As half of Benjamin’s charge escaped through the touch-hole, the whole volley of the musketry preceded the report of the swivel.
I was going to Newcastle, following the coast, when a party of horsemen who were passing along in an opposite direction made a sign to my bark to turn back to your honor's camp, under penalty of a discharge of musketry.
The Tonquin shortly afterwards made her way through the intricate channel, an came to anchor in the little bay, and was saluted from the encampment with three volleys of musketry and three cheers.