[fyoo-zuh-leer] /ˌfyu zəˈlɪər/

a member of a British regiment formerly armed with .
(formerly) an infantryman armed with a light musket
Also fusileer


1670s, “soldier armed with a musket,” from French fusilier, from Old French fusil “musket,” earlier “steel for a tinderbox,” from Vulgar Latin *focilis (petra) “(stone) producing fire,” from Latin focus “hearth,” in Vulgar Latin “fire” (see focus (n.)). Retained by certain regiments of the British army that were formerly armed with fusils.


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