plural bersaglieri
often capitalized
: a member of the Italian army infantry corps organized about 1850 as sharpshooters or riflemen

Word History


Italian, from bersaglio target, from Old Italian, from Old French bersail, from berser to shoot, hit

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“Bersagliere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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