musketeer


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mus·ket·eer

 (mŭs′kĭ-tîr′)
n.
1. A soldier armed with a musket.
2. A member of the French royal household bodyguard in the 1600s and 1700s.

[French mousquetaire, from mousquet, musket; see musket.]
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musketeer

(ˌmʌskɪˈtɪə)
n
(Historical Terms) (formerly) a soldier armed with a musket
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mus•ket•eer

(ˌmʌs kɪˈtɪər)

n.
a soldier armed with a musket.
[1580–90; musket + -eer; compare French mousquetaire, derivative of mousquet musket]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.musketeer - a foot soldier armed with a musketmusketeer - a foot soldier armed with a musket  
musketry - musketeers and their muskets collectively
foot soldier, footslogger, infantryman, marcher - fights on foot with small arms
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Translations
جُنْدي مُشاه
mušketýr
musketer
muskétás
skytta
mušketier
tüfekli asker

musketeer

[ˌmʌskɪˈtɪəʳ] Nmosquetero m
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musketeer

nMusketier m
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musket

(ˈmaskit) noun
an old type of gun once carried by foot-soldiers.
ˌmuskeˈteer noun
a soldier armed with a musket.
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References in classic literature ?
The center of the most animated group was a Musketeer of great height and haughty countenance, dressed in a costume so peculiar as to attract general attention.
"What would you have?" said the Musketeer. "This fashion is coming in.
"Yes; about in the same manner," said another Musketeer, "that I bought this new purse with what my mistress put into the old one."
Seeing, however, no one there except a musketeer of his own troop, he fixed his eyes upon the supposed soldier, in whose dress, nevertheless, he recognized at the first glance the cardinal.
He took the opportunity of calling out his guard, the Swiss troops and the musketeers, and he had planted them round the Palais Royal, on the quays, and on the Pont Neuf.
In fact, about four o'clock they were all concentrated about the Palais Royal, the courts and ground floors of which were filled with musketeers and Swiss guards, and there awaited the outcome of all this disturbance.
"Bah!" said the musketeer, laughing, "and do we write no more poems now, either?"
ah!" murmured the musketeer, aside; "that is, I am boring you, my friend." Then aloud, "Well, then, let us leave; I have no further business here, and if you are as disengaged as I, Aramis - "
I am going," said D'Artagnan, imparting to his voice an evident tone of curiosity; for Aramis's annoyance, well dissembled as it was, had not a whit escaped him; and he knew that, in that impenetrable mind, every thing, even the most apparently trivial, was designed to some end; an unknown one, but an end that, from the knowledge he had of his friend's character, the musketeer felt must be important.
"Sire, when traveling, the musketeers supply all the posts of your majesty's household; that is to say, yours, her majesty the queen's, and monsieur le cardinal's, the latter of whom borrows of the king the best part, or rather the most numerous part, of the royal guard."
"Or something to this effect, sire -- `My musketeers!' I could then no longer hesitate.
That is the cause of this embarrassment; that is the cause of this hesitation; that is the cause of this order -- `Monsieur the lieutenant of my musketeers, be on horseback to-morrow at four o'clock in the morning.' Which is as clear as if he had said, -- `Monsieur the lieutenant of my musketeers, to-morrow, at four, at the bridge of Blois -- do you understand?' Here is a state secret, then, which I, humble as I am, have in my possession, while it is in action.