Definition of musket noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmʌskɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmʌskɪt//
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an early type of long gun that was used by soldiers in the past See related entries: Weapons Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French mousquet, from Italian moschetto ‘crossbow bolt’, from mosca ‘a fly’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: musket