Definition of Chassepot

1. n. A kind of breechloading, center-fire rifle, or improved needle gun.



Definition of Chassepot

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chassepot

chasmic
chasmically
chasmier
chasmiest
chasmlike
chasmogamous
chasmogamy
chasmophyte
chasmophytes
chasms
chasmy
chasse
chassed
chasseed
chasseing
chassepot (current term)
chassepots
chasses
chasseur
chasseurs
chassignite
chassignites
chassis
chassised
chassisless
chast
chaste
chaste tree
chasted
chastely

Literary usage of Chassepot

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1. Men of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries, Containing Biographical by Thomas Humphry Ward (1887)
"The -result of his study of the mechanism of small arms.especially of the famous Prussian needle-gun, was the invention of the chassepot rifle, ..."

2. Letters on International Relations Before and During the War of 1870 by Karl] [Abel (1871)
"HAVING been incessantly fired at from the chassepot for a period of five weeks, ... Before the war the Germans did not think very highly of the chassepot. ..."

3. The Future of War in Its Technical, Economic, and Political Relations: Is by Ivan Stanislavovich Bloch (1899)
"The following diagrams show this difference more plainly. Zone of Effective Fire against Infantry (1 m. 70 cm. in height) at various Ranges. chassepot ..."

4. Method and medicine, an essay by Balthazar Walter Foster (1870)
"by the chassepot and the Armstrong gun, but must be breached by the bow and arrow and the catapult. Modern methods have not made medicine perfect; ..."

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