Definition of anspessade in English:

anspessade

noun

  • An experienced, usually long-serving, soldier, especially in the French or another continental European army. Compare earlier "lancepesade".

Origin

Late 17th century. From French anspessade, variant (with metanalysis of the definite article) of lancespessade.

Pronunciation

anspessade

/ˌanspəˈsɑːd//ˌanspəˈseɪd/