1. (in the Peninsular War) a Spanish guerrilla who fought against the French.
  2. a soldier in any of several Spanish infantry regiments.
  3. a flintlock of a type developed in Spain.
Also miguelet.

Origin of miquelet

1660–70; < Catalan, equivalent to Miquel Michael + -et -et
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