Main meanings of fusil in English

: fusil1fusil2

fusil1

Pronunciation /ˈfjuːzɪl/

noun

historical
  • A light musket.

    • ‘Fusilier regiments were composed of soldiers armed only with fusils, unlike line regiments which comprised both musketmen and pikemen.’

Origin

Late 16th century (denoting a flint in a tinderbox): from French, based on Latin focus ‘hearth, fire’.

Main meanings of fusil in English

: fusil1fusil2

fusil2

Pronunciation /ˈfjuːzɪl/

noun

Heraldry
  • An elongated lozenge.

Origin

Late Middle English from Old French fusel, from a diminutive of Latin fusus ‘spindle’.