noun chasse·pot \ˈshas-ˌpō, ˈsha-sə-\

Definition of chassepot

  1. :  a bolt-action rifle firing a paper cartridge

Origin and Etymology of chassepot

French, from Antoine A. Chassepot †1905 French inventor

First Known Use: 1869

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