voltigeur

noun vol·ti·geur \ˌvältəˈzhər\

Definition of voltigeur

plural

-s

  1. :  a member of any of various French organizations of light infantry; often :  a sharpshooter in the French army

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Origin and Etymology of voltigeur

French, literally, leaper, from voltiger to leap, vault (from Italian volteggiare, frequentative of voltare to turn) + -eur -or — more at volt


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