pistoleer

or pis·to·lier

[ pis-tl-eer ]
/ ˌpɪs tlˈɪər /

noun Archaic.

a person, especially a soldier, who uses or is armed with a pistol.

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Origin of pistoleer

First recorded in 1825–35; pistol + -eer
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British Dictionary definitions for pistoleer

pistoleer
/ (ˌpɪstəˈlɪə) /

noun

obsolete a person, esp a soldier, who is armed with or fires a pistol
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