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

Definition of bersagliere

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

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History and Etymology for bersagliere

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 11 Aug. 2020.

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