Definition of musketry in English:



  • 1Musket fire.

    ‘a terrible explosion of musketry’
    • ‘‘Boys, do you hear that rattle of musketry and the roar of artillery? ‘he asked his soldiers.’
    • ‘Aerial shots of the beleaguered fort, with Mexican troops climbing scaling ladders, lit by flashes of musketry, are striking.’
    • ‘A crash of musketry followed, and when the smoke lifted there sat Washington, to the amazement of all, unharmed.’
    • ‘I did so and on the morning of the 27th, Sunday, I was awakened about 1/2 past 3 with musketry and cannon shots close by.’
    • ‘That accomplished, we had to pass through an enfilading fire of musketry until we gained the peach orchard (at the northern base of Cemetery Hill).’
    1. 1.1Soldiers armed with muskets.
      ‘the Prussian musketry’
      • ‘The Allies' superior musketry, with artillery support, eventually broke the French infantry which retreated in considerable disorder.’
    2. 1.2The art or technique of handling a musket.
      • ‘Brent and I had seen to that when we refined her eye at musketry.’
      • ‘The days of a few weeks' drilling and musketry, then off to war, are long gone.’
      • ‘In 1841 he entered the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, followed by a commission in the Grenadier Guards where he developed a special interest in musketry.’