Fusilier meaning

fyo͝ozə-lîr
A soldier in any of certain British army regiments formerly armed with fusils.
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A soldier armed with a fusil.
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(historical) A soldier armed with a fusil.
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An infantryman armed with a form of flintlock musket.
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(UK) A soldier in any of several regiments that once fought with such weapons.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of fusilier - fusileer

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fusilier
Plural:
fusiliers

Origin of fusilier

  • French musketeer from fusil musket fusil

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

  • French fusilier, from fusil.

    From Wiktionary