fusil

fusil

1 [fyoo-zuhl, -sil]
noun
a light flintlock musket.

Origin:
1670–80; < French: musket, Old French fuisil, foisil steel for striking fire < Vulgar Latin *focīlis, derivative of Latin focus fire. See focus

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fusil

2 [fyoo-zuhl, -sil]
adjective
1.
formed by melting or casting; fused; founded.
2.
Archaic. capable of being melted; fusible.
3.
Archaic. melted; molten.
Also, fusile [fyoo-zuhl, -sil, -sahyl] .


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin fūsilis molten, fluid. See fuse2, -ile

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fusil1 (ˈfjuːzɪl)
 
n
a light flintlock musket
 
[C16 (in the sense: steel for a tinderbox): from Old French fuisil, from Vulgar Latin focīlis (unattested), from Latin focus fire]

fusil2 (ˈfjuːzɪl)
 
n
heraldry a charge shaped like a lengthened lozenge
 
[C15: from Old French fusel, ultimately from Latin fūsus spindle, fuse1 (the heraldic lozenge originally represented a spindle covered with tow for spinning)]

fusile or fusil (ˈfjuːzaɪl)
 
adj
1.  easily melted; fusible
2.  formed by casting or melting; founded
 
[C14: from Latin fūsilis molten, from fundere to pour out, melt]
 
fusil or fusil
 
adj
 
[C14: from Latin fūsilis molten, from fundere to pour out, melt]

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