Definition of Fusil

1. Noun. A light flintlock musket.

Generic synonyms: Musket



Definition of Fusil

1. a. Capable of being melted or rendered fluid by heat; fusible.

2. n. A light kind of flintlock musket, formerly in use.

3. n. A bearing of a rhomboidal figure; -- named from its shape, which resembles that of a spindle.

Definition of Fusil

1. a type of musket [n -S] - See also: musket

Medical Definition of Fusil

1. A light kind of flintlock musket, formerly in use. Origin: F. Fusil, LL. Fosile a steel for kindling fire, from L. Focus hearth, fireplace, in LLL. Fire. See Focus, and cf. Fusee a firelock. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fusil

fusible metal
fusibly
fusidane
fusidate sodium
fusidic
fusidic acid
fusiform
fusiform aneurysm
fusiform cataract
fusiform cells of cerebral cortex
fusiform gyri
fusiform gyrus
fusiform gyruses
fusiform layer
fusiform muscle
fusil (current term)
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fusileer
fusileers
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fusillade
fusilladed
fusillades
fusillading
fusilli
fusillis
fusils
fusimotor
fusing

Literary usage of Fusil

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Heraldry by Charles Boutell (1867)
"And it must here be observed that the Lozenge, fusil, Billet, Gyron, and Frette were not used as single charges by the early Heralds ; but by them the ..."

2. A Key to the Exercises in Ollendorff's New Method of Learning to Read, Write by Heinrich Gottfried Ollendorff (1850)
"Recevez-vous encore un fusil ?—J'en reçois encore un.—Combien de livre» notre voisin reçoit-il encore ?—Il en reçoit encore trois. 89. ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"fusil (i), a light musket. (F..-L.) The name has been transferred from the steel ... OFfusil, 'a fire-steele for a tinder-box;' Cot.; the same word as Ital. ..."

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