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Definition of musket:

  1. 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 percussion lock) were successively substituted. This arm has been generally superseded by the rifle.
  2. The male of the sparrow hawk.

Synonyms:

air rifle, automatic, air gun, 0.45, BB gun, matchlock, derringer.

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