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View synonyms for fusil

fusil

1

[ fyoo-zuhl, -sil ]

noun

  1. a light flintlock musket.


fusil

2

[ fyoo-zuhl, -sil ]

adjective

  1. formed by melting or casting; fused; founded.
  2. Archaic. capable of being melted; fusible.
  3. Archaic. melted; molten.

fusil

1

/ ˈfjuːzɪl /

noun

  1. a light flintlock musket


fusil

2

/ ˈfjuːzɪl /

noun

  1. heraldry a charge shaped like a lengthened lozenge

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fusil1

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

Origin of fusil2

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin fūsilis molten, fluid. See fuse 2, -ile

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fusil1

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

Origin of fusil2

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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Example Sentences

Malgr les efforts du bateau de sauvetage et des lignes envoyes au moyen du fusil porte-amarre, quatre hommes et le mousse ont pri.

The weapons most in use among the Pueblos are the bow and arrow, with a long-handled lance and occasionally a fusil.

In default of bow or lance, they chase with the fusil, but seldom so successfully as with the former weapons.

They were in neat uniform, and each soldier wore a leather helmet, with a crest of horsehair, and carried a fusil.

The other boat paddlers wanted to rescue him, but I menaced them with my fusil and the matter ended by the return of the jug.

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