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fu·sil·ieralso 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
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.