miquelet

miquelet

[mik-uh-let]
noun
1.
(in the Peninsular War) a Spanish guerrilla who fought against the French.
2.
a soldier in any of several Spanish infantry regiments.
3.
a flintlock of a type developed in Spain.
Also, miguelet.


Origin:
1660–70; < Catalan, equivalent to Miquel Michael + -et -et

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