Definitions for fusilierˌfyu zəˈlɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fu•sil•ierˌfyu zəˈlɪər(n.)

or fu•sil•eer

  1. a member of a British regiment formerly armed with fusils.

    Category: Military

Origin of fusilier:

1670–80; < F; see fusil1, -ier2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fusilier(noun)

    (formerly) a British infantryman armed with a light flintlock musket


  1. fusilier(Noun)

    An infantryman armed with a form of flintlock musket

  2. fusilier(Noun)

    A soldier in any of several regiments that once fought with such weapons

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fusilier(noun)

    formerly, a soldier armed with a fusil. Hence, in the plural:

  2. Fusilier(noun)

    a title now borne by some regiments and companies; as, "The Royal Fusiliers," etc


  1. Fusilier

    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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