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fu·sil·ier

also fu·sil·eer  (fyo͞o′zə-lîr′)
n.
1. A soldier in any of certain British army regiments formerly armed with fusils.
2. A soldier armed with a fusil.

[French, musketeer, from fusil, musket; see fusil.]

fusilier

(ˌfjuːzɪˈlɪə)
n
1. (Military) (formerly) an infantryman armed with a light musket
2. (Military)
a. a soldier, esp a private, serving in any of certain British or other infantry regiments
b. (pl; cap. when part of a name): the Royal Welch Fusiliers.
[C17: from French; see fusil1]

fu•sil•ier

or fu•sil•eer

(ˌfyu zəˈlɪər)

n.
a member of a British regiment formerly armed with fusils.
[1670–80; < French; see fusil1, -ier2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fusilier - (formerly) a British infantryman armed with a light flintlock musketfusilier - (formerly) a British infantryman armed with a light flintlock musket
foot soldier, footslogger, infantryman, marcher - fights on foot with small arms
Translations

fusilier

[ˌfjuːzɪˈlɪəʳ] N (Brit) → fusilero m

fusilier

n (Brit) → Füsilier m

fusilier

[ˌfjuːzɪˈlɪəʳ] nfuciliere m
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