Chasseur

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chasseur An attendant upon persons of rank or wealth, wearing a plume and sword. "The great chasseur who had announced her arrival."
    • Chasseur (Mil) One of a body of light troops, cavalry or infantry, trained for rapid movements.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chasseur A huntsman.
    • n chasseur A soldier. Specifically — In the eighteenth century, a soldier chosen with others to form a company of light troops attached to a battalion. In modern times, one of a body of light troops designed for rapid movements, especially in pursuit of an enemy. In the French army there are both mounted and foot chasseurs.
    • n chasseur A domestic in the households of persons of rank in Europe, who wears a huntsman's or a semi-military livery, and performs the duties of a footman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chasseur sha-sār′ a hunter or huntsman: one of a select body of French light troops, either infantry or cavalry; a domestic dressed in military garb in the houses of the great.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., a huntsman. See Chase to pursue
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. chasser, to hunt.

Usage

In literature:

The French who had been selected for this work included Bretons, Zouaves, and chasseurs.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
How headstrong you Chasseurs d'Afrique are!
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
Besides that, they also captured 20 officers, 1,083 chasseurs, and 15 machine guns.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Before the portion of the Carinthian front held by the Eighth Chasseurs Battalion more than 500 dead Italians were observed.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
A brigade of the famous Chasseurs-a-pied holding the line were forced back by overwhelming numbers.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
De Sainfoy, Captain 13th Chasseurs, at your service.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
At ten I paid my regards to the Countess and then the chasseur-en-chef who was to take me for the morning's sport was presented to me.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
Some Chasseurs d'Afrique had arrived in the interim.
"Notes in North Africa" by W. G. Windham
The Chasseur stirred uneasily.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
In his uniform of a chasseur d'Afrique he was a splendid figure.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
This escort was protected by a body of mounted chasseurs.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
After roll-call our sergeants led us by detachments to the rooms above the Chasseurs.
"The Conscript" by Émile Erckmann
The chasseur was speaking to Gemeau, I listened, but was too far away to hear.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
When we reach the Bois de Boulogne, leave the Avenue des Chasseurs and turn towards St.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Salmi of Partridge a la Chasseur.
"Dressed Game and Poultry à la Mode" by Harriet A. de Salis
He wants a chasseur, to send to St. Petersburg.
"The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
An officer of Chasseurs of the National Guard enters the King's chamber.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
The 4th Chasseurs d'Afrique relieved the British left by a dashing charge.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Your orders shall be ready by daybreak; you shall have a squadron of Chasseurs, as scouts, and be prepared to march to-morrow.
"Arthur O'Leary" by Charles James Lever
All the other chasseurs followed.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 359, September 1845" by Various
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In poetry:

But she cried "Alas! it may never be,
For my heart is pledged to the young Louis,
And I love him, O Sire, so tenderly,
Tho' he's only a poor Chasseur, my Lord,
Only a poor Chasseur."
"The Grand Seigneur" by William Henry Drummond
The French and Zouaves aided the British in the fight,
And they shot down and killed the Russians left and right,
And the Chasseurs also joined in the fight,
And the Russians fell back in great afright.
"The Battle of Inkermann" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

2007 Chasseur Pinot Noir 'Sonoma Coast'.
Among them is chef de cuisine Matt Chasseur.
" Coach Me Casanova" Subs in for Chasseur d'Homme.
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