Musket vs Jezail - What's the difference?

musket | jezail |


As nouns the difference between musket and jezail

is that musket is 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appliances (including the flintlock, and finally the percussion lock) were successively substituted this arm has been superseded by the rifle while jezail is an afghan matchlock or flintlock musket fired from a forked rest.

musket

English

Alternative forms

* musquet

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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 This arm has been superseded by the rifle.
  • Soldier, soldier, won't you marry me, with your musket , fife and drum.

    Derived terms

    * musketeer

    See also

    * ("musket" on Wikipedia) ----

    jezail

    English

    (wikipedia jezail)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An Afghan matchlock or flintlock musket fired from a forked rest.
  • *1887 , (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), A Study in Scarlet , I:
  • *:There I was struck on the shoulder by a Jezail bullet, which shattered the bone and grazed the subclavian artery.
  • *1990 , (Peter Hopkirk), The Great Game , Folio Society 2010, p. 9:
  • *:Those deadly, long-barrelled jezails , which once wrought such slaughter among the British redcoats, had as their modern counterparts the heat-seeking Stinger, which proved so lethal against Russian helicopter-gunships.