Definitions for musketeerˌmʌs kɪˈtɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. musketeer(noun)

    a foot soldier armed with a musket


  1. musketeer(Noun)

    A foot soldier armed with a musket.

  2. musketeer(Noun)

    In 17th and 18th century France, a member of the royal household bodyguard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Musketeer(noun)

    a soldier armed with a musket

  2. Origin: [F. mousquetaire; cf. It. moschettiere.]


  1. Musketeer

    A musketeer was an early modern type of infantry soldier equipped with a musket. Musketeers were an important part of early modern armies, particularly in Europe. They sometimes could fight on horseback, like a dragoon or a cavalryman. The musketeer was a precursor to the rifleman. Muskets were replaced by rifles in most western armies during the mid-1850s. The traditional designation of "musketeer" for an infantry private survived in the Imperial German Army until World War I.

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