(1844) a novel by Alexandre Dumas, set in France in the 17th century, about three men called Porthos, Athos, and Aramis, who are members of a group of soldiers guarding Louis XIII, the king of France. They are very skilled at fighting with swords, and they have many exciting adventures with their friend d'Artagnan, who comes to Paris from the country and joins the Musketeers when he shows them what a good fighter he is.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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