Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soldier of the ancient Muscovite guard or Russian standing army.
  • n. The guard itself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A soldier of the ancient Muscovite guard or Russian standing army; also, the guard itself.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A soldier of the ancient Muscovite guards, abolished by Peter the Great.

Etymologies

Russian strieliéts' a shooter, archer. (Wiktionary)

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