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chassepot Syllabification: chasse·pot
Pronunciation: /ˈSHaspō/

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Definition of chassepot in English:


A type of bolt-action breech-loading rifle used by the French army between 1866 and 1874.


Named for Antoine A. Chassepot (1833–1905), its French designer.

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