fusil

adjective
fu·​sil | \ ˈfyü-zəl How to pronounce fusil (audio) \
variants: or fusile \ ˈfyü-​zəl How to pronounce fusile (audio) , -​ˌzī(-​ə)l \

Definition of fusil

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

fusil

noun

Definition of fusil (Entry 2 of 2)

: a light flintlock musket

First Known Use of fusil

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1680, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fusil

Adjective

Middle English fusile, borrowed from Latin fūsilis "molten, liquified," from fūsus (past participle of fundere "to pour, shed, cast") + -ilis "subject to, susceptible to (the action of the verb)" (alteration of -ibilis, originally by haplology after verb stems ending in a labial consonant) — more at found entry 5, -able

Noun

borrowed from French (17th century), "steel for striking fire, flintlock firearm," going back to Old French foisil, focil "steel for striking fire," going back to Vulgar Latin *focīlis, from Latin focus "hearth" (Late Latin, "fire") + -īlis, suffix of appurtenance — more at focus entry 1

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