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musketeer

[muhs-ki-teer] /ˌmʌs kɪˈtɪər/
noun
1.
a soldier armed with a musket.
Origin of musketeer
1580-1590
1580-90; musket + -eer; compare French mousquetaire, equivalent to mousquet musket + -aire -ary
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  • Baisemeaux interrupted the musketeer in the middle of his revelations.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • The musketeer entered the room with a vague smile on his lips.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • "You think it is not beautiful enough, perhaps," said the musketeer.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • The prelate had again a little touch of the musketeer about him.

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  • The keeper of the harriers smiled, no doubt with a view of making it up with the musketeer.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • And the musketeer, turning cavalierly on his heel, disappeared.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
British Dictionary definitions for musketeer

musketeer

/ˌmʌskɪˈtɪə/
noun
1.
(formerly) a soldier armed with a musket
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Word Origin and History for musketeer
n.

"soldier armed with a musket," 1580s, from musket + -eer, or else from French mousquetaire, from mousquette (see musket).

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