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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.
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.
Blakeney, and Hawkshawe -- fell wounded, and the fusileer battalions, struck by the iron tempest, reeled and staggered like sinking ships.
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.
= Frank person franc-tireur fràncti-rer frisée, frisé frìzây frottage frótàzh frou-frou froû-frou fuselage fûsilàzh fusil fûzil fusilier, fusileer fusilêer fusillade fuzilàd