Meaning of musket

mus•ket

Pronunciation: (mus'kit), [key]
— n.
  1. a heavy, large-caliber smoothbore gun for infantry soldiers, introduced in the 16th century: the predecessor of the modern rifle.
  2. the male sparrow hawk, Accipiter nisus.
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