fusilier

noun
fu·​sil·​ier | \ ˌfyü-zə-ˈlir How to pronounce fusilier (audio) \
variants: or fusileer

Definition of fusilier

1 : a soldier armed with a fusil
2 : a member of a British regiment formerly armed with fusils

First Known Use of fusilier

1680, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fusilier

borrowed from French fusilier, going back to Middle French, from fusil fusil entry 2 + -ier -ier

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