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  • n. Alternative form of fusilier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Formerly, a soldier armed with a fusil. Hence, in the plural
  • n. A title now borne by some regiments and companies

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Properly, a soldier armed with a fusil; in general, an infantry soldier who bears firearms, as formerly distinguished from a pikeman or an archer.


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  • He was a few years older than Karl and had already served as a fusileer.

    Paras. 100–199

  • Abercrombie's men swept to the left of the hill, and Cole, a gallant and able soldier, using the Portuguese regiments in his brigade as a guard against a flank attack of the French cavalry, led his two fusileer regiments, the 7th and 23rd, straight to the crest.

    Deeds that Won the Empire Historic Battle Scenes

  • Blakeney, and Hawkshawe -- fell wounded, and the fusileer battalions, struck by the iron tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships.

    Deeds that Won the Empire Historic Battle Scenes

  • No fusileer, with a fixed bayonet and piece loaded with ball, now dictates to the auditors of the pit that such a seat must hold so many persons, though several among them might, probably, be as broad-bottomed as Dutchmen.

    Paris as It Was and as It Is

  • = Frank person franc-tireur fràncti-rer frisée, frisé frìzây frottage frótàzh frou-frou froû-frou fuselage fûsilàzh fusil fûzil fusilier, fusileer fusilêer fusillade fuzilàd

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