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Definition of "franc-tireur" []

  • A sharpshooter (in the French army). (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "franc-tireur" in a sentence
  • "As a civilian, the court found Fryatt guilty as a franc-tireur for his attempt to sink a German warship and he received a sentence of capital punishment."
  • "Needless to say that these consequences are not intentional on our part, but cannot be avoided in this infamous franc-tireur war being led against us."
  • "June 6 -- Belgian Legation at Washington gives out a statement answering the German White Book recently issued at Berlin making accusations against the Belgian civilian population; reply denounces allegations of franc-tireur warfare as false and unsupported; Belgian Government, instead of encouraging civilian resistance, warned the population against it."
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