Musket vs Jingal - What's the difference?

musket | jingal |


As nouns the difference between musket and jingal

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appliances (including the flintlock, and finally the percussion lock) were successively substituted this arm has been superseded by the rifle while jingal is a type of gun, usually a light piece mounted on a swivel, sometimes taking the form of a heavy musket fired from a rest.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 This arm has been superseded by the rifle.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) ----

    jingal

    English

    Alternative forms

    * gingal * gingall

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia jingal)
  • A type of gun, usually a light piece mounted on a swivel, sometimes taking the form of a heavy musket fired from a rest.