chassepot definition by Webster's New World
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a breech-loading rifle used by the French army between 1866 and 1874
Origin: after A. A. Chassepot (1833-1905), French inventor
chassepot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A breechloading rifle introduced into the French army in 1866.
Origin: French, after Antoine Alphonse Chassepot (1833-1905), French gunsmith.