noun, plural francs-ti·reurs [frahn-tee-rœr]. /frɑ̃ tiˈrœr/. French.
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Origin of franc-tireur
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Example sentences from the Web for franc-tireur
Sure enough, around the bend in the road slunk a franc-tireur, loaded down with what appeared to be mail-sacks.
A franc-tireur fired at them point-blank, and the bullet whistled between them.
Is a peasant or franc-tireur to be allowed to endanger hundreds of those lives by removing a rail or laying a stone upon the line?The Rise of Rail-Power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914|Edwin A. Pratt
I see that yesterday a Franc-tireur was tried for breaking his musket when ordered to march.Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris|Henry Labouchre
A footfall sounded on the dead leaves behind him, and a franc-tireur touched him on the shoulder.