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pistoleer

or pistolier

[pis-tl-eer] /ˌpɪs tlˈɪər/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a person, especially a soldier, who uses or is armed with a pistol.
Origin of pistoleer
1825-1835
1825-35; pistol + -eer
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British Dictionary definitions for pistolier

pistoleer

/ˌpɪstəˈlɪə/
noun
1.
(obsolete) a person, esp a soldier, who is armed with or fires a pistol
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Word Origin and History for pistolier
n.

also pistoleer, 1570s from obsolete French pistolier, from pistole (see pistol).

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