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Meaning of FUSIL

Pronunciation:  'fyoozul

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[n]  a light flintlock musket

FUSIL is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: musket



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fu"sil\, a. [L. fusilis molten, fluid, fr. fundere,
    fusum, to pour, cast. See {Fuse}, v. t.]
    1. Capable of being melted or rendered fluid by heat;
       fusible. [R.] ``A kind of fusil marble'' --Woodward.
    2. Running or flowing, as a liquid. [R.] ``A fusil sea.''
       --J. Philips.
    3. Formed by melting and pouring into a mold; cast; founded.
       [Obs.] --Milton.
  2. \Fu"sil\, n. [F. fusil, LL. fosile a steel for kindling
    fire, from L. focus hearth, fireplace, in LLL. fire. See
    {Focus}, and cf. {Fusee} a firelock.]
    A light kind of flintlock musket, formerly in use.
  3. \Fu"sil\, n. [See 3d {Fusee}.] (Her.)
    A bearing of a rhomboidal figure; -- named from its shape,
    which resembles that of a spindle.
    Note: It differs from a lozenge in being longer in proportion
          to its width.