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musketry

[muhs-ki-tree] /ˈmʌs kɪ tri/
noun
1.
Military. the technique of bringing fire from a group of rifle and automatic weapons to bear on specified targets.
2.
muskets collectively.
3.
musketeers collectively.
Origin of musketry
1640-1650
1640-50; < French mousqueterie. See musket, -ry
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musketry

/ˈmʌskɪtrɪ/
noun
1.
muskets or musketeers collectively
2.
the technique of using small arms
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n.

1640s, from French mousqueterie, from mousquet "musket" (see musket), on analogy of Italian moschetteria.

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