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also fu·sil·eer  (fyo͞o′zə-lîr′)
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.]


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]


or fu•sil•eer

(ˌfyu zəˈlɪər)

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


[ˌfjuːzɪˈlɪəʳ] N (Brit) → fusilero m


n (Brit) → Füsilier m


[ˌfjuːzɪˈlɪəʳ] nfuciliere m
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A show that will have you singing and clapping along to such classics as The Wild Rover, The Black Velvet Band, The Irish Rover, Molly Malone, Finnegan's Wake, McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road and of course The Seven Drunken Nights.
In a celebration of Irish music, they will be performing classics such as McAlpines Fusileers, Raglan Road, The Black Velvet Band, The Wild Rover, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, Finnegan's Wake, and The Seven Drunken Nights.
"But they've really got it now." Some cadets have recently returned from a visit to the Royal Fusileers in Cyprus and last October a small group travelled to France and Belgium to take part in a very special ceremony.