Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An irregular or partisan soldier; a bandit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An irregular or partisan soldier; a bandit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Spanish history: A member of a body of Catalonian banditti who infested the Pyrenees in the 17th century.
  • n. A Spanish guerrilla soldier in the Peninsular War; also one of a corps of irregulars employed by Napoleon in 1808 against the Spaniards.
  • n. In modern Spain, the designation of the soldiers of certain local regiments of infantry, chiefly employed on escort duties.

Etymologies

Spanish miquelete. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I drew breath to tell Tinker to keep an eye out for a rumoured Brescian miquelet-flint pistol but that made me think of modern weapons which made me think of revolvers which made me think of Arcellano so I shut up.

    The Vatican Rip

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