matchlock musket

matchlock musket
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  • Musket — Muskets and bayonets aboard the frigate Grand Turk. A musket is a muzzle loaded, smooth bore long gun, fired from the shoulder. Muskets were designed for use by infantry. A soldier armed with a musket had the designation musketman or musketeer.… …   Wikipedia

  • Matchlock — Match lock , n. An old form of gunlock containing a match for firing the priming; hence, a musket fired by means of a match. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • matchlock — [mach′läk΄] n. 1. an old type of gunlock in which the charge of powder was ignited by a slow burning MATCH1 (sense 1) 2. a musket with such a gunlock …   English World dictionary

  • Musket — Mus ket, n. [F. mousquet, It. moschetto, formerly, a kind of hawk; cf. OF. mousket, moschet, a kind of hawk falcon, F. mouchet, prop., a little fly (the hawk prob. being named from its size), fr. L. musca a fly. Cf. {Mosquito}.] [Sometimes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Matchlock — Early German musket with serpentine lock The matchlock was the first mechanism, or lock invented to facilitate the firing of a hand held firearm. This design removed the need to lower by hand a lit match into the weapon s flash pan and made it… …   Wikipedia

  • matchlock — /mach lok /, n. 1. an old form of gunlock in which the priming was ignited by a slow match. 2. a hand gun, usually a musket, with such a lock. [1630 40; MATCH1 + LOCK1] * * * Device for igniting gunpowder, invented in the 15th century. The first… …   Universalium

  • matchlock — noun Date: circa 1637 1. a musket equipped with a matchlock 2. a slow burning match lowered over a hole in the breech of a musket to ignite the charge …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • musket — noun /mʌskʌt,mʌskɪt/ A species of firearm formerly carried by the infantry of an army. It was originally fired by means of a match, or matchlock, for which several mechanical appliances (including the flintlock, and finally the …   Wiktionary

  • musket — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. firearm; flintlock, blunderbuss; brown Bess. See arms. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. flintlock, carbine, matchlock; see gun 2 , rifle , weapon 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. breechloader, flintlock,… …   English dictionary for students

  • musket — n breechloader, flintlock, firelock, blun derbluss, matchlock, wheel lock, harquebus, muzzle loader, petronel; rifle, Winchester rifle, carbine, shotgun …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • matchlock — match•lock [[t]ˈmætʃˌlɒk[/t]] n. 1) mil a gunlock that ignites the charge by a slow match 2) mil a gun, usu. a musket, with such a lock • Etymology: 1630–40 …   From formal English to slang

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