(Fu"si*form) a. [L. fusus spindle + -form: cf. F. fusiforme.] Shaped like a spindle; tapering at
each end; as, a fusiform root; a fusiform cell.
(Fu"sil) a. [L. fusilis molten, fluid, fr. fundere, fusum, to pour, cast. See Fuse, v. t.]
1. Capable of being melted or rendered fluid by heat; fusible. [R.] "A kind of fusil marble" Woodward.
2. Running or flowing, as a liquid. [R.] "A fusil sea." J. Philips.
3. Formed by melting and pouring into a mold; cast; founded. [Obs.] Milton.
(Fu"sil) n. [F. fusil, LL. fosile a steel for kindling fire, from L. focus hearth, fireplace, in LL. fire.
See Focus, and cf. Fusee a firelock.] A light kind of flintlock musket, formerly in use.
(Fu"sil), n. [See 3d Fusee.] (Her.) A bearing of a rhomboidal figure; named from its shape,
which resembles that of a spindle.
It differs from a lozenge in being longer in proportion to its width.
(Fu"sile) a. Same as Fusil, a.
(Fu"sil*eer", Fu"sil*ier") n. [F. fusilier, fr. fusil.] (Mil.) (a) Formerly, a soldier armed with
a fusil. Hence, in the plural: (b) A title now borne by some regiments and companies; as, "The Royal
(Fu"sil*lade") n. [F. fusillade, cf. It. fucilata. See Fusil a firelock.] (Mil.) A simultaneous
discharge of firearms.
(Fu"sil*lade") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fusillader; p. pr. & vb. n. Fusillading.] To shoot down of
shoot at by a simultaneous discharge of firearms.
(Fu"sion) n. [L. fusio, fr. fundere, fusum to pour, melt: cf. F. fusion. See Fuse, v. t., and cf.
1. The act or operation of melting or rendering fluid by heat; the act of melting together; as, the fusion of