Definitions for fusilierˌfyu zəˈlɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a member of a British regiment formerly armed with fusils.
Origin of fusilier:
1670–80; < F; see fusil1, -ier2
(formerly) a British infantryman armed with a light flintlock musket
An infantryman armed with a form of flintlock musket
A soldier in any of several regiments that once fought with such weapons
formerly, a soldier armed with a fusil. Hence, in the plural:
a title now borne by some regiments and companies; as, "The Royal Fusiliers," etc
Fusiliers is a name given to various kinds of soldiers; its meaning depends upon on the historical context. While fusilier is derived from the 17th century French word, fusil – meaning a type of flintlock musket – the term has been used in contrasting ways in different countries and at different times, including soldiers guarding artillery, various elite units, ordinary line infantry and other uses.
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