fusil

2
[fyoo-zuh l, -sil]
adjective
  1. formed by melting or casting; fused; founded.
  2. Archaic. capable of being melted; fusible.
  3. Archaic. melted; molten.
Also fu·sile [fyoo-zuh l, -sil, -sahyl] /ˈfyu zəl, -sɪl, -saɪl/.

Origin of fusil

2
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin fūsilis molten, fluid. See fuse2, -ile
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Historical Examples of fusile

  • Water, again, admits in the first place of a division into two kinds; the one liquid and the other fusile.

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British Dictionary definitions for fusile

fusile

fusil

adjective
  1. easily melted; fusible
  2. formed by casting or melting; founded

Word Origin for fusile

C14: from Latin fūsilis molten, from fundere to pour out, melt

fusil

1
noun
  1. 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

fusil

2
noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for fusile

fusil

n.

flintlock musket, 1670s, from French fusil (see fusilier).

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