fusilier


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fu·sil·ier

also fu·sil·eer  (fyo͞o′zə-lîr′)
n.
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.]

fusilier

(ˌfjuːzɪˈlɪə)
n
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]

fu•sil•ier

or fu•sil•eer

(ˌfyu zəˈlɪər)

n.
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
Translations

fusilier

[ˌfjuːzɪˈlɪəʳ] N (Brit) → fusilero m

fusilier

n (Brit) → Füsilier m

fusilier

[ˌfjuːzɪˈlɪəʳ] nfuciliere m
References in classic literature ?
"Captain Granet of the Royal Fusiliers, home from the Front on leave," Granet replied.
Having completed my studies there, I was duly attached to the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers as Assistant Surgeon.
At Agra there were the 3d Bengal Fusiliers, some Sikhs, two troops of horse, and a battery of artillery.
The special commemorative service took place on Saturday, July 14 at The Fusilier Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum.
They then presented the specially-struck Fusilier 50 Commemoration medal.
They then presented the speciallystruck Fusilier 50 Commemoration medal.
They then presented the specially-struck Fusilier 50 Commemoration medal, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the regiment.
Fusilier Llywelyn was plucked from obscurity on the Great Orme, Llandudno, and has now been prepared for Army life.
FOUR.LEGGED Fusilier Llywelyn has become The Royal Welsh's latest recruit - after he was selected as 1st Battalion's new regimental goat.
FOUR?LEGGED Fusilier Llywelyn has been become The Royal Welsh's latest addition - after he was selected as 1st Battalion's new regimental goat.
Family and friends of Fusilier Rigby, 25, gathered for a dedication service at Middleton Memorial Gardens in Greater Manchester, where a bronze drum and a plaque in his honour went on public display.
Family and friends of Fusilier Rigby, 25, gathered for a dedication service at Middleton Memorial Gardens, where a bronze drum and a plaque in his honour went on public display.