Definitions for musketeerˌmʌs kɪˈtɪər
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a foot soldier armed with a musket
A foot soldier armed with a musket.
In 17th and 18th century France, a member of the royal household bodyguard.
a soldier armed with a musket
Origin: [F. mousquetaire; cf. It. moschettiere.]
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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- mosqueterCatalan, Valencian
- Musketier, Musketier der GardeGerman
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