Historical a soldier armed with a fusil: the term Fusiliers is still applied to certain British regiments formerly so armed
Origin of fusilierFrench fusilier ; from fusil: see fusil
- A soldier in any of certain British army regiments formerly armed with fusils.
- A soldier armed with a fusil.
Origin of fusilierFrench, musketeer, from fusil, musket; see fusil.