[frahn-tee-rœr] /frɑ̃ tiˈrœr/

noun, plural francs-tireurs
[frahn-tee-rœr] /frɑ̃ tiˈrœr/ (Show IPA). French.
a sharpshooter in the French army.
a sniper
a guerrilla or irregular soldier

“sharpshooter of the irregular infantry,” 1808, French, literally “free-shooter,” from franc “free” (see frank) + tireur “shooter,” from tirer “to draw, shoot” (see tirade). A term from the French Revolution.


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