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n. — a soldier armed with a fusil, a light musket or firelock

fm. French, fusil, meaning hearth or fire

Largely a European designation—with the notable exception of Mexico’s Parachute Fusilier Brigade—the term today applies to specific units retaining or adopting a historical name. There’s no major distinction in training, armament, or status.

first published. 1680

inspiration. the second illustrative soldier name that came to me

featured image. fusiliers of the guard, French, 1809–14.




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