Definition of Jezail
1. Noun. (context: now chiefly historical) An Afghan matchlock or flintlock musket fired from a forked rest. ¹
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Definition of Jezail
1. a type of firearm [n -S] - See also: firearm
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Literary usage of Jezail
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Defects, Civil and Military, of the Indian Government by Charles James Napier, William Francis Patrick Napier (1853)
"The rifle barrelled jezail, so absurdly eulogised, is a long cumbrous weapon, nearly harmless in war; it can only be used from the summit of high rocks, ..."
2. The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year (1843)
"The observations which I was enabled to make under a »harp jezail fire, and the report of Major I'ottinger, induced me to determine to assault, ..."
3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1885)
"Our sole casualty from the straggling jezail ... Past Afghan tower-villages, whence the hill-men are wont to watch, jezail in hand, for a shot at the ..."
4. The Indian Borderland, 1880-1900 by Thomas Hungerford Holdich (1901)
"So the head of the Afghan family took down his long-barrelled jezail, or, ... he handed the jezail over to his eldest son, and they both stuffed their ..."
5. A History of the Dress of the British Soldier: From the Earliest Period to by John Luard (1852)
"The inferiority of our musket is hero made apparent; yet we are not to suppose that an unwieldy weapon like a jezail, which can scarcely be fired without a ..."
6. Annual Register by Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797, Edmund Burke (1843)
"The observations which I was enabled to make under a sharp jezail fire, and the report of Major Pottinger, induced me to determine to assault, ..."
7. Racing Calendar by Robert J. Hunter (1844)
"Ld Albemarle's bc Zadig, by Voltaire, out of Gipsy, by Tramp Col. Anson's bc jezail, by ... jezail. by ..."