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A breechloading rifle introduced into the French army in 1866.
[French, after Antoine Alphonse Chassepot (1833-1905), French gunsmith.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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