Definition of tirailleur in English:

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tirailleur

Pronunciation: /ˌtɪrʌɪˈjəː/

noun

chiefly historical

Origin

Late 18th century (originally denoting a skirmisher employed in the wars of the French Revolution): French, from tirailler 'shoot independently', from tirer 'shoot, draw'.

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