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.

Nearby words

  1. pistol,
  2. pistol grip,
  3. pistol-handle knife,
  4. pistol-whip,
  5. pistole,
  6. pistolero,
  7. pistolier,
  8. pistology,
  9. piston,
  10. piston engine

Origin of pistoleer

First recorded in 1825–35; pistol + -eer

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British Dictionary definitions for pistolier

pistoleer

/ (ˌpɪstəˈlɪə) /

noun

obsolete a person, esp a soldier, who is armed with or fires a pistol
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Word Origin and History for pistolier

pistolier

n.

also pistoleer, 1570s from obsolete French pistolier, from pistole (see pistol).

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