from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light flintlock musket.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bearing of a rhomboidal figure, resembling a spindle in shape, longer than a heraldic lozenge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being melted or rendered fluid by heat; fusible.
- adj. Running or flowing, as a liquid.
- adj. Formed by melting and pouring into a mold; cast; founded.
- n. A light kind of flintlock musket, formerly in use.
- n. A bearing of a rhomboidal figure; -- named from its shape, which resembles that of a spindle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A flint-lock musket: originally so called in English, to distinguish it from the matchlock previously in use, from the French name of the piece of steel against which the flint strikes fire.
- n. In her.: A bearing differing from the lozenge in being longer in proportion to its breadth, and named from its shape, which resembles that of a spindle.
- n. A representation of a spindle covered with yarn.
- Capable of being melted or rendered fluid by heat.
- Running or flowing, as a liquid.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light flintlock musket
French, steel in a flintlock, firearm, from Old French fuisil, steel for a tinderbox, from Vulgar Latin *focīlis (petra), fire-(stone), from Late Latin focus, fire, from Latin, hearth.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
See fusee. (Wiktionary)