fusilier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fusilier (formerly) a British infantryman armed with a light flintlock musket
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fusilier (Mil) Formerly, a soldier armed with a fusil. Hence, in the plural:
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fusilier fū-zil-ēr′ formerly a soldier armed with a fusil, now simply a historical title borne by a few regiments of the British army (Northumberland, Royal Scots, &c.).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. fusilier, fr. fusil,

Usage

In literature:

Mr Anderson was thus attached to the Northumberland Fusiliers, and soon became a power for good among them.
"With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back" by Edward P. Lowry
Mural tablet to the officers and men of the Royal Fusiliers (7th Foot) who perished in Afghan Campaign, 1879-1880.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of St. Paul" by Arthur Dimock
According to the present plans we are to be preceded by the Royal Munster Fusiliers.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
R. S. Fusiliers Royal Scots Fusiliers.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
Lieutenant E. R. L. Corballis, Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
There was a Munster Fusilier, an elderly, grizzled man who had been sent back with some German prisoners.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
The last battalion of the Guards (Scots Fusiliers) embarked to-day.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
General Cole himself led our fusiliers up the hill.
"The Autobiography of Sergeant William Lawrence" by William Lawrence
Further south, the Royal Scots Fusiliers were obliged to give way.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
The Royal Irish Fusiliers were the first to leave the trenches.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
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In poetry:

Then low at first with gathering sound
Rose their four voices, smooth and round,
Till back went Time: once more I stood
With Fusiliers in Mametz Wood.
"Sospan Fach" by Robert Graves
He was joulting by Wellinton's monument
Our rotorious hippopopotamuns
When some bugger let down the backtrap of the omnibus
And he caught his death of fusiliers,
  (Chorus) With his rent in his rears.
           Give him six years.
"The Ballad of Persse O'Reilly" by James Joyce

In news:

Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec 8, 2012, in Philadelphia MATT SLOCUM — AP Photo.
Navy's Gee Gee Greene, left, cannot hang on to a pass in the end zone as Army's Brandon Fusilier-Jeffires defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec 8, 2012, in Philadelphia.
Shay Maloney with Tanner Heinselman and Tom Fusilier.
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