fusilier

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noun fu·sil·ier \ˌfyü-zə-ˈlir\

Definition of fusilier

  1. 1 :  a soldier armed with a fusil

  2. 2 :  a member of a British regiment formerly armed with fusils

Variants of fusilier

or

fusileer

Origin and Etymology of fusilier

French fusilier, from fusil


First Known Use: 1680


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