miquelet

Definitions:

  • In <em>Spanish history</em>: A member of a body of Catalonian banditti who infested the Pyrenees in the 17th century.
  • A Spanish guerrilla soldier in the Peninsular War; also one of a corps of irregulars employed by Napoleon in 1808 against the Spaniards.
  • In modern Spain, the designation of the soldiers of certain local regiments of infantry, chiefly employed on escort duties.
  • An irregular or partisan soldier; a bandit.
  • An <xref>irregular</xref> or <xref>partisan</xref> <xref>soldier</xref>; a <xref>bandit</xref>.
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