Definition of franc-tireur in English:

franc-tireur

noun

  • An irregular soldier; a guerrilla fighter.

Origin

Early 19th century. From French franc-tireur from franc free from obligation + tireur soldier who uses a firearm from tirer to shoot a bow, etc., to use a firearm + -eur.

Pronunciation

franc-tireur

/ˌfrɒŋktɪˈrəː/