noun, plural chasse·pots [shas-pohz; French shas-poh] /ˈʃæs poʊz; French ʃasˈpoʊ/.
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Chassepot, a French breech-loading rifle named from the inventor.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
The Commission of Pardons awaited, chassepot in hand, the prey given up to them by the courts-martial.History of the Commune of 1871|P. Lissagary
Every second the report of a chassepot rang out, sharp and clear, upon the air.The Downfall|Emile Zola
"The countersign," reiterated the garde, still holding his chassepot in the previous threatening manner.
Though doubtful of his ability to "tell at sight a chassepot rifle from a javelin," I was in no way surprised.Sonia Between two Worlds|Stephen McKenna
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Word Origin and History for chassepot
bolt-action breechloading rifle used by French forces in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870, named for French inventor Antonine-Alphonse Chassepot (1833-1905).