fusil

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English[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

French fusil, diminutive of fusée (compare 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.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From 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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Woodward and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      A kind of fusil marble.
  2. (obsolete) Running or flowing, like a liquid.
    • (Can we date this quote by J. Philips and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      A fusil sea.
  3. (obsolete) Formed by melting and pouring into a mould; cast; founded.
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Alternative forms[edit]

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for fusil in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French fuisil, foisil, from Vulgar Latin *focīlis (petra), from Latin focus. Compare Italian fucile.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fy.zi/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

fusil m (plural fusils)

  1. rifle, gun
  2. steel to strike sparks from a flint (pierre à fusil)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: fusell
  • Spanish: fusil

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French fusil.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fusil m (plural fusiles)

  1. rifle

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