Chassepot meaning

shăspō
A breechloading rifle introduced into the French army in 1866.
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A breech-loading rifle used by the French army between 1866 and 1874
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(military) A kind of breechloading, centre-fire rifle.
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Origin of chassepot

  • French after Antoine Alphonse Chassepot (1833–1905), French gunsmith

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Surname of the French inventor.

    From Wiktionary