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A soldier equipped and trained for rapid movement, especially in the French army.
- ‘The chasseur answered that he had been to all the American bars and hotels.’
- ‘The Germans had no real equivalent to French chasseurs à cheval, but the Prussian army did raise Jäger zu pferd (horse Jäger) squadrons in 1897, based on Meldreiter (dispatch rider) detachments which had been formed in 1895.’
- ‘One candidate, sculptor Louis Auvray, hinted at the exhumed mummy when he stated the uniform depicted on his effigy was the one in which Napoleon was buried, that of the colonel of the chasseurs.’
Mid 18th century: French, from chasser ‘to chase or hunt’.
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