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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.]


(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a light flintlock musket
[C16 (in the sense: steel for a tinderbox): from Old French fuisil, from Vulgar Latin focīlis (unattested), from Latin focus fire]


(Heraldry) heraldry a charge shaped like a lengthened lozenge
[C15: from Old French fusel, ultimately from Latin fūsus spindle, fuse1 (the heraldic lozenge originally represented a spindle covered with tow for spinning)]


(ˈfyu zəl, -sɪl)

a light flintlock musket.
[1670–80; < French: musket, Old French fuisil, foisil steel for striking fire « Latin focus]


(ˈfyu zəl, -sɪl)

also fu•sile

(-zəl, -sɪl, -saɪl)

1. formed by melting or casting; fused; founded.
2. Archaic. capable of being melted; fusible.
3. Archaic. melted; molten.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin fūsilis molten =fu(n)d(ere) to pour, cast + -tilis -tile]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fusil - a light flintlock musket
musket - a muzzle-loading shoulder gun with a long barrel; formerly used by infantrymen
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