chassepot(redirected from Chassepot rifle)
A breechloading rifle introduced into the French army in 1866.
[French, after Antoine Alphonse Chassepot (1833-1905), French gunsmith.]
chassepot(ˈʃæspəʊ; French ʃaspo)
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a breech-loading bolt-action rifle formerly used by the French Army
[C19: named after A. A. Chassepot (1833–1905), French gunsmith who invented it]
a breech-loading rifle, closed with a sliding bolt, introduced into the French army after 1866.
[1865–70; after A. A. Chassepot (1833–1905), French mechanic, who invented it]