chassepot

[ shas-poh; French shas-poh ]
/ ˈʃæs poʊ; French ʃasˈpoʊ /

noun, plural chasse·pots [shas-pohz; French shas-poh] /ˈʃæs poʊz; French ʃasˈpoʊ/.

a breechloading rifle, closed with a sliding bolt, introduced into the French army after 1866.

Origin of chassepot

1865–70; named after A. A. Chassepot (1833–1905), French mechanic, who invented it
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chassepot
/ (ˈʃæspəʊ, French ʃaspo) /

noun

a breech-loading bolt-action rifle formerly used by the French Army

Word Origin for chassepot

C19: named after A. A. Chassepot (1833–1905), French gunsmith who invented it
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