[sha-sur; French sha-sœr]
- (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.
Origin of chasseur
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Examples from the Web for chasseur
But the chasseur appeared disgusted with the task assigned him.The Downfall
The chasseur, meanwhile, was talking to himself in a growling tone of voice.Curious, if True
All three now gathered around the chasseur, and watched his movements.Bruin
"Why, she's the Decoy," said the chasseur, with intense relish.The Twelfth Hour
Laura signalled to the chasseur that her answer was affirmative.Vittoria, Complete
- 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
- (often postpositive) designating or cooked in a sauce consisting of white wine and mushrooms
C18: from French: huntsman
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Word Origin and History for chasseur
mobile foot-soldier, 1796, French, literally "huntsman," from Old French chaceor "huntsman, hunter," from chacier "to chase" (see chase (v.)).
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