[fyoo-zuh l, -sil]
- formed by melting or casting; fused; founded.
- Archaic. capable of being melted; fusible.
- Archaic. melted; molten.
Also fu·sile [fyoo-zuh l, -sil, -sahyl] /ˈfyu zəl, -sɪl, -saɪl/.
Origin of fusil2
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Water, again, admits in the first place of a division into two kinds; the one liquid and the other fusile.Timaeus
- easily melted; fusible
- formed by casting or melting; founded
C14: from Latin fūsilis molten, from fundere to pour out, melt
- a light flintlock musket
C16 (in the sense: steel for a tinderbox): from Old French fuisil, from Vulgar Latin focīlis (unattested), from Latin focus fire
- heraldry a charge shaped like a lengthened lozenge
C15: from Old French fusel, ultimately from Latin fūsus spindle, fuse 1 (the heraldic lozenge originally represented a spindle covered with tow for spinning)
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Word Origin and History for fusile
flintlock musket, 1670s, from French fusil (see fusilier).
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