chasseur

[ sha-sur; French sha-sœr ]
/ ʃæˈsɜr; French ʃaˈsœr /

noun, plural chas·seurs [sha-surz; French sha-sœr] /ʃæˈsɜrz; French ʃaˈsœr/.

(in the French army) one of a body of cavalry or infantry troops equipped and trained for rapid movement.
a uniformed footman or attendant; liveried servant.
a hunter.
Also called hunter's sauce. French Cookery. a brown sauce, usually containing mushrooms, tomatoes, shallots, white wine, etc.

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Origin of chasseur

1790–1800; < French: literally, chaser; see chase1, -eur
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British Dictionary definitions for chasseur

chasseur
/ (ʃæˈsɜː, French ʃasœr) /

noun

French army a member of a unit specially trained and equipped for swift deployment
(in some parts of Europe, esp formerly) a uniformed attendant, esp one in the livery of a huntsman

adjective

(often postpositive) designating or cooked in a sauce consisting of white wine and mushrooms

Word Origin for chasseur

C18: from French: huntsman
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