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chassepot

[shas-poh; French shas-poh] /ˈʃæs poʊ; French ʃasˈpoʊ/
noun, plural chassepots
[shas-pohz; French shas-poh] /ˈʃæs poʊz; French ʃasˈpoʊ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a breechloading rifle, closed with a sliding bolt, introduced into the French army after 1866.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; named after A. A. Chassepot (1833-1905), French mechanic, who invented it
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chassepot

/ˈʃæspəʊ; French ʃaspo/
noun
1.
a breech-loading bolt-action rifle formerly used by the French Army
Word Origin
C19: named after A. A. Chassepot (1833–1905), French gunsmith who invented it
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n.

bolt-action breechloading rifle used by French forces in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870, named for French inventor Antonine-Alphonse Chassepot (1833-1905).

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