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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.]
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(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)]
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(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]
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Noun1.fusil - a light flintlock musket
musket - a muzzle-loading shoulder gun with a long barrel; formerly used by infantrymen
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Caption: Prewar Belgian reservists were still armed with the Fusil d'Infanterie Modele 1889, the first smallbore, smokeless powder Mauser rifle adopted by any nation.
Les services securitaires ont pu mettre la main sur des armes, dont un fusil mitrailleur de marque FAB de calibre 7,62 mm, un autre fusil de chasse Browning de calibre 12 mm, une carabine a billes et a canon, ainsi que des chargeurs de differentes marques, dont 4 chargeurs pour fusils, un chargeur pour fusil mitrailleur, 30 cartouches pour fusil de chasse, 300 balles intactes, 5 bombes fumigenes, 3 sabres, 2 longs couteaux, 2 batons a decharge electrique.
In 1874 it adopted the Fusil d'Infanterie Modele 1874 (the Gras), which many think was superior to Germany's Infanterie-Gewehr M.71 (Mauser).
Les forces de securite ont saisi, dans l'appartement de l'etudiant, 7 RPG, 60 explosifs, un fusil mecanique, 3 depots d'armes americaines, 150 balles, une bombe a main, des cellulaires et des cameras.
ADJALI is stepping into the JCB Triumph Hurdle void left by the defection of Saturday's impressive Kempton winner Fusil Raffles after Nicky Henderson saw enough in his racecourse gallop with Daphne Du Clos and Countister to suggest he is a realistic contender, writes Graham Dench.
"Dans le cadre de la lutte antiterroriste, et grace a lEaexploitation efficiente de renseignements, un detachement de l'Armee nationale populaire a decouvert, le 14 aout 2017, a Tipaza (1ere Region militaire) un atelier de fabrication d'explosifs et huit (08) casemates pour terroristes, contenant six (06) fusils semi-automatique de type Simonov, une (01) mitrailleuse de type RPK, un (01) fusil a pompe, un (01) fusil de chasse, un (01) mortier, huit (08) paires de jumelles, ainsi quEaune importante quantite de munitions et des outils de detonation", precise la meme source.
In an attempt to counter Prussian superiority, the French adopted the Fusil d'Infanterie Mle.
HUGELY impressive Adonis Hurdle winner and leading JCB Triumph Hurdle fancy Fusil Raffles is highly unlikely to run at the Cheltenham Festival, according to trainer Nicky Henderson.