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fusil

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[ fyoo-zuhl, -sil ]
/ ˈfyu zəl, -sɪl /
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noun
a light flintlock musket.
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Origin of fusil

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1670–80; <French: musket, Old French fuisil, foisil steel for striking fire <Vulgar Latin *focīlis, derivative of Latin focus fire. See focus

Other definitions for fusil (2 of 2)

fusil2
[ fyoo-zuhl, -sil ]
/ ˈfyu zəl, -sɪl /

adjective
formed by melting or casting; fused; founded.
Archaic. capable of being melted; fusible.
Archaic. melted; molten.
Also fu·sile [fyoo-zuhl, -sil, -sahyl]. /ˈfyu zəl, -sɪl, -saɪl/.

Origin of fusil

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1350–1400; Middle English <Latin fūsilis molten, fluid. See fuse2, -ile
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British Dictionary definitions for fusil (1 of 2)

fusil1
/ (ˈfjuːzɪl) /

noun
a light flintlock musket

Word Origin for fusil

C16 (in the sense: steel for a tinderbox): from Old French fuisil, from Vulgar Latin focīlis (unattested), from Latin focus fire

British Dictionary definitions for fusil (2 of 2)

fusil2
/ (ˈfjuːzɪl) /

noun
heraldry a charge shaped like a lengthened lozenge

Word Origin for fusil

C15: from Old French fusel, ultimately from Latin fūsus spindle, fuse 1 (the heraldic lozenge originally represented a spindle covered with tow for spinning)
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