nounWord forms: plural French francs-tiˈreurs (fʀɑ̃tiˈʀœʀ; fräntērërˈ)
a French irregular soldier, specif. one who is a guerrilla or sniper
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Word origin of 'franc-tireur'Fr < franc, free + tireur, a gunner < tirer, to shoot