mitraille

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See also: mitraillé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French mitaille "small coins," hence "scrap iron, old iron," then "grapeshot;" originally diminutive of mite "a small coin." Also see mitrailleur.

Noun[edit]

mitraille (uncountable)

  1. (military, historical) shot or bits of iron used sometimes in loading cannon

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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]

Verb[edit]

mitraille

  1. first-person singular present indicative of mitrailler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of mitrailler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of mitrailler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of mitrailler
  5. second-person singular imperative of mitrailler