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fusil

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adjective fu·sil \ˈfyü-zəl\

Definition of fusil

  1. 1 archaic a :  made by melting and pouring into forms :  cast b :  liquefied by heat

  2. 2 archaic :  fusible

Variants of fusil

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fusile

play \ˈfyü-zəl, -ˌzī(-ə)l\

Origin and Etymology of fusil

Middle English, from Latin fusilis, from fundere


First Known Use: 14th century


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fusil

noun fu·sil

Definition of fusil

  1. :  a light flintlock musket

Origin and Etymology of fusil

French, literally, steel for striking fire, from Old French foisil, from Vulgar Latin *focilis, from Late Latin focus fire — more at fuel


First Known Use: 1680


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of fusil


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