chassepot

noun
chasse·​pot | \ ˈshas-ˌpō How to pronounce chassepot (audio) , ˈsha-sə- \

Definition of chassepot

: a bolt-action rifle firing a paper cartridge

First Known Use of chassepot

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chassepot

French, from Antoine A. Chassepot †1905 French inventor

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“Chassepot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chassepot. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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