Definition of tirailleur in English:

tirailleur

Line breaks: ti¦rail|leur
Pronunciation: /ˌtɪrʌɪˈjəː
 
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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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