musketry

Part of speech: noun

Muskets, collectively.

Part of speech: noun

The science of firing small arms.

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Usage examples "musketry":

  1. The Victory fired her middle and lower deck guns into the Redoubtable, which returned the fire from her main- deck, employing also musketry and brass pieces of larger size with most destructive effects from the tops. - "The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1", Frederick Whymper.
  2. From behind the barricade the survivors began a harmless musketry fire against the schooner, which simply weighed anchor and drifted down- stream to safety. - "The War Chief of the Ottawas A Chronicle of the Pontiac War: Volume 15 (of 32) in the series Chronicles of Canada", Thomas Guthrie Marquis.
  3. It appears to be a line of defence for musketry, such as our armies used to throw up: whether the French, who conducted siege operations from this promontory on Capri, under Murat, had anything to do with it, does not appear. - "Saunterings", Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009.