Definitions of musketeer

  1. a foot soldier armed with a musket
  2. A soldier armed with a musket.
  3. A foot soldier armed with a musket, or handgun. Also, musqueteer.

Usage examples for musketeer

  1. As soon as the Time was expir'd, I propos'd to my self to stay in the Academy at Strasburgh, I provided my self with the Equipage of a grand Musketeer, and for a Present of 50 Pistols, and the strength of good Recommendation from my Countrymen, I was admitted to ride among 'em. – Memoirs of Major Alexander Ramkins (1718) by Daniel Defoe
  2. The other child alleged to the King is that handsome musketeer, who is so like him. – The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Volume VI. Being the Historic Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV. by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  3. Bring me my horse, and the musketeer, remounting his favorite animal, rode away. – Condensed Novels by Bret Harte
  4. Most have pikes, stout weapons, too; and though some swell to hand- spikes, and others thin to knives, yet, for all that, fatal are they to dragoon or musketeer if they can meet him in a rush; but how shall they do so? – Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry by Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston
  5. Every soldier in the Catholic forces- from grizzled veterans of half a century who had commanded armies and achieved victories when this dainty young Italian was in his cradle, down to the simple musketeer or rider who had been campaigning for his daily bread ever since he could carry a piece or mount a horse was furious with discontent or outraged pride. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  6. Why, that must be the Musketeer, of course- Bob Maillard! – The Mardi Gras Mystery by H. Bedford-Jones
  7. He had been for a long time musketeer, but shortly before the peace had sunk to be a pikeman, and was ill- clad; his shirt hung behind and before out of his hose. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag
  8. A perfume of spices, mingled with another perfume less exotic, but more penetrating, namely, that which arose from the street, ascended to salute the nostrils of the musketeer. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  9. The first musketeer killed thirty of the Queen's troops. – Condensed Novels by Bret Harte
  10. But when he thundered forth a " Musketeer" as a " mosquito," and a " Crusader" as a " curiosity," and " Joan of Arc" as " Master Johnny Dark," he was quite unpardonable. – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  11. In a minute or two the conversation stopt, and the three guards and the musketeer, after heartily shaking hands, separated, the guards going one way and Aramis another. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VII (of X)--Continental Europe I by Various
  12. Aramis started, and turned to look at the musketeer, but the latter was engaged in earnest conversation with Saint- Aignan. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  13. La Valliere smiled, and held out her small white hand to the musketeer. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  14. " You think it is not beautiful enough, perhaps," said the musketeer. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  15. Athos took the musketeer by the hand. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  16. I must and will learn who that woman is, said the musketeer again; and then, without further deliberation, he set off in pursuit of her. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  17. What a charming musketeer! – The Grey Cloak by Harold MacGrath
  18. The musketeer at once set to work. – Condensed Novels by Bret Harte