There are 2 main definitions of fusil in English:

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fusil 1

Pronunciation: /ˈfyo͞ozəl/

noun

historical
A light flintlock musket.
Example sentences
  • Checking the Caywood Website showed this French fusil, once returned, would be available for $1,485 plus shipping (this reflects an additional $100 for the optional brass lockplate).
  • The fusil is fitted with an unusual brass lock-plate.
  • Beside you, wrapped in your capote against the dampness, is your fusil.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: fu·sil

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There are 2 main definitions of fusil in English:

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fusil 2

Pronunciation: /ˈfyo͞ozəl/

noun

Heraldry

Origin

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

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Syllabification: fu·sil

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