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franc-tireur (n.)

"sharpshooter of the irregular infantry," 1808, French, literally "free-shooter," from franc "free" (see frank (adj.)) + tireur "shooter," from tirer "to draw, shoot" (see tirade). A term from the French Revolution.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of franc-tireur from WordNet

franc-tireur (n.)
a sharpshooter (in the French army);
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