chassepot

noun

chasse·​pot ˈshas-ˌpō How to pronounce chassepot (audio)
ˈsha-sə-
: a bolt-action rifle firing a paper cartridge

Word History

Etymology

French, from Antoine A. Chassepot †1905 French inventor

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chassepot was in 1869

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Cite this Entry

“Chassepot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chassepot. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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