bersagliere

noun, often capitalized ber·sa·glie·re \ˌber-səl-ˈyer-ē, -ˈyer-(ˌ)ā\

Definition of bersagliere

plural

bersaglieri

\ˌber-səl-ˈyer-(ˌ)ē\
  1. :  a member of the Italian army infantry corps organized about 1850 as sharpshooters or riflemen

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Origin and Etymology of bersagliere

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


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