fusil

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English[edit]

A fusil (heraldric symbol)
A fusil (flintlock musket), 1766 model

Etymology 1[edit]

See fusee.

Noun[edit]

fusil (plural fusils)

  1. (heraldry) A bearing of a rhomboidal figure, resembling a spindle in shape, longer than a heraldic lozenge.
  2. (historical) A light flintlock musket.

Etymology 2[edit]

Latin fusilis (molten, fluid).

Adjective[edit]

fusil (comparative more fusil, superlative most fusil)

  1. (obsolete) Capable of being melted or rendered fluid by heat; fusible.
    • Woodward
      A kind of fusil marble.
  2. (obsolete) Running or flowing, like a liquid.
    • J. Philips
      A fusil sea.
  3. (obsolete) Formed by melting and pouring into a mould; cast; founded.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fusil m (plural fusils)

  1. rifle, gun (often used by the French during the French and Indian War)
  2. steel to strike sparks from a flint (pierre à fusil)

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French fusil.

Noun[edit]

fusil m (plural fusiles)

  1. rifle

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