There are 2 main definitions of fusil in English:

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fusil 1

Pronunciation: /ˈfjuːzɪl/

noun

historical
A light musket.
Example sentences
  • Fusilier regiments were composed of soldiers armed only with fusils, unlike line regiments which comprised both musketmen and pikemen.

Origin

Late 16th century (denoting a flint in a tinderbox): from French, based on Latin focus 'hearth, fire'.

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There are 2 main definitions of fusil in English:

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fusil 2

Pronunciation: /ˈfjuːzɪl/

noun

Heraldry

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French fusel, from a diminutive of Latin fusus 'spindle'.

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