Definition of franc-archer in English:

franc-archer

(also francs-archer)

noun

French History
  • A member of a body of archers established by Charles VII and exempted from taxes in consideration of their services.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Alexander Scott (b. c1520), poet. From Middle French franc-archer from franc free from charge or obligation + archer.

Pronunciation

franc-archer

/ˌfrɒŋkɑːˈʃeɪ/