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 (măk′ē-zärd′, -zär′)
See maquis.

[French, from maquis, the French underground; see maquis.]


a member of the French maquis
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Noun1.maquisard - a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War IIMaquisard - a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II
Maquis - the French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War II
guerilla, guerrilla, irregular, insurgent - a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
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Cela etant, en rejoignant le maquis apres son premier mariage elle a commis une serie de reportages sur les affres subies par les algeriens dans les camps de refugies, publiee en quatre parties pendant la revolution et reeditee apres l'independance sous l'intitule general le carnet d'une maquisard.
A field of 24 has been declared for the Betfair Hurdle, with two reserves, Magic Dancer and Maquisard - the cut-off point for them making the race in the event of any non-runners is 1pm today.
Published online in the autumn of 2016, because it had been refused for publication by several publishers, this novel recounts a love story between a FLN maquisard [an 'underground' freedom fighter] and a French national born in Algeria.
Bookmakers are not yet offering a price, but young French horse maquisard could become a live outsider for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
In contrast to the laconic reserve that will be necessary to the maquisard, the poetic voice here recurringly erupts in condemnation.
They are like the costumes he wears: Western clothes, those of an Islamist, and those of a maquisard, a guerilla fighter.
As an active maquisard moving from place to place, Semprun kept in his backpack works by Kant, Camus, and Malraux, as well as a copy, in German, of Don Quixote.
Alain knows that Madame Serault was also a maquisard and questions her, but she is unforthcoming.
The French underground movement was known as the Maquisard and its adherents as the Maquis.
Les jours passeront, s'emoussera lentement le prestige du maquisard, seront plus penibles les humides nuits de l'hiver qui reveilleront la douleur, et les petits enfants effrayes que sa vision fera fondre en larmes, et la mere serrera dans ses bras son rejeton apeure, cachant son visage contre son epaule, et devant cette scene mille fois repetee tu n'oseras plus sortir dans la rue qu'avec l'obscurite, la tete enfuie sous la cagoule de ta kachabia, et tu fuiras la lumiere et les hommes.
Like many other fathers in the corpus, Ammi views his role as a maquisard during the war of independence as his "sacrifice" for his country, but Benaissa suggests that this heroic gesture alone has not been sufficient to save the generation represented by his sons, one of whom is now dead and the other (Farid) so alienated that he is about to carry out his first mission for an Islamist group after severing all ties with his family.
After World War II, and having collaborated with the maquisard French Resistance, he opted for exile on the friendly shores of Mexico.