from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A soldier in any of certain British army regiments formerly armed with fusils.
- n. A soldier armed with a fusil.
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- n. An infantryman armed with a form of flintlock musket
- n. A soldier in any of several regiments that once fought with such weapons
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (formerly) a British infantryman armed with a light flintlock musket
My favourite TV advert at the moment is that one for Bombardier English beer which stars Rik Mayall as an 18th-century fusilier whose catchphrase is: "Bang-on."
Reality rules, Honor the Truth - in memory of Chemist99a fusilier
Minden SYW Austrians 2 on the left compared to an RSM Austrian in the center on a penney, and a Prussian fusilier painted as the Hesse Seewald Prinz Heinrich Fusilier Regt.
I also painted the one Prussian fusilier sample that I had in the imaginery uniform of the Prinz Heinrich Fusilier Regiment IR9 in the Hesse Seewald army.
In addition to hundreds of captured muskets, grenadier and fusilier mitre caps, uniform coats, cartridge boxes and other bits and pieces of equipment which I was able to see, for the most part, the castle also boasts an impressive collection of Prussian regimental flags.
And while my identification skills are at the "purple one with yellow stripes" level, I do also enjoy the evocative names: three-stripe fusilier, diagonal-banded sweetlips, filamented flake, oblong silver biddy and freckled goatfish, not to mention the charming category of odd-shaped bottom dwellers.
The field battalions were comprised of 6 fusilier companies having a strength of 130 to 160 rank and file and 110 grenadiers per company.
Again, the grenadier is a more recent vintage painting from a couple of years ago, while the fusilier is an old veteran of at least 17 years.
Older fusilier centre company men painted by Der Alte Fritz.
The standing figure seems to be based on the doll for the Prussian fusilier figure.