A light flintlock musket.
- ‘The orders passed by the various ‘Titons’, stipulated that there should be 30,000 fusils in the Magasin Royal des Armes at all times during times of war and 12,000 during times of peace.’
- ‘These fusils were of great demand in Canada by the Indians, traders, hunters and even the military units.’
- ‘Beside you, wrapped in your capote against the dampness, is your fusil.’
- ‘Checking the Caywood Website showed this French fusil, once returned, would be available for $1,485 plus shipping (this reflects an additional $100 for the optional brass lockplate).’
- ‘The fusil is fitted with an unusual brass lock-plate.’
Late 16th century (denoting a flint in a tinderbox): from French, ultimately from Latin focus hearth, fire.
An elongated lozenge.
Late Middle English: from Old French fusel, from a diminutive of Latin fusus spindle.