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A light musket.
- ‘Fusilier regiments were composed of soldiers armed only with fusils, unlike line regiments which comprised both musketmen and pikemen.’
Late 16th century (denoting a flint in a tinderbox): from French, based on Latin focus hearth, fire.
An elongated lozenge.
Late Middle English: from Old French fusel, from a diminutive of Latin fusus spindle.
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