franc–tireur

play
noun franc–ti·reur \ˌfräⁿ-(ˌ)tē-ˈrər\

Definition of franc–tireur

  1. :  a civilian and especially a guerrilla fighter or sniper

Origin and Etymology of franc–tireur

French, from franc free + tireur shooter


First Known Use: 1808


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up franc–tireur? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an alert or lookout

Get Word of the Day daily email!