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cav·al·ry

 (kăv′əl-rē)
n. pl. cav·al·ries
1. A highly mobile army unit using vehicular transport, such as light armor and helicopters.
2. Troops trained to fight on horseback.

[French cavalerie, from Italian cavalleria, from cavaliere, cavalier, from Old Italian; see cavalier.]

cav′al·ry·man n.

cavalry

(ˈkævəlrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Military) (esp formerly) the part of an army composed of mounted troops
2. (Military) the armoured element of a modern army
3. (Military) (as modifier): a cavalry unit; a cavalry charge.
[C16: from French cavallerie, from Italian cavalleria, from cavaliere horseman; see cavalier]
ˈcavalryman n

cav•al•ry

(ˈkæv əl ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1.
a. a unit of troops serving on horseback.
b. motorized infantry units.
2. horsemen, horses, etc., collectively.
[1585–95; syncopated variant of cavallery < Italian cavalleria, derivative of early Italian cavaliere cavalier]

Cavalry

 horses or horsemen collectively; horse soldiers collectively as contrasted with infantry, 1591.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cavalry - troops trained to fight on horsebackcavalry - troops trained to fight on horseback; "500 horse led the attack"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military personnel, soldiery, troops - soldiers collectively
cavalryman, trooper - a soldier in a motorized army unit
2.cavalry - a highly mobile army unit
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
squadron - a cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops and headquarters and supporting arms
troop - a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company
horse cavalry - an army unit mounted on horseback
mechanized cavalry - an armored unit of a modern army equipped with motor vehicles
cavalryman, trooper - a soldier mounted on horseback; "a cavalryman always takes good care of his mount"

cavalry

noun horsemen, horse, mounted troops They were the best-mounted cavalry in all the world.
foot soldiers, infantrymen
Translations
فُرْسان، حَيّالَه
jezdectvokavalérie
kavalerirytteri
ratsuväki
חיל-פרשים
konjanikkonjaništvokonjica
lovasságlovas
riddaraliî
kavalerija
kavalērija
kavaléria

cavalry

[ˈkævəlrɪ]
A. Ncaballería f
B. CPD cavalry charge Ncarga f de caballería
cavalry officer Noficial m de caballería
cavalry twill N tela asargada utilizada para confeccionar pantalones

cavalry

[ˈkævəlri] ncavalerie f

cavalry

nKavallerie f, → Reiterei f

cavalry

:
cavalryman
nKavallerist m
cavalry officer
nKavallerieoffizier m
cavalry twill
nReitertrikot m, strapazierfähiger Hosenstoff

cavalry

[ˈkævlrɪ] ncavalleria

cavalry

(ˈkӕvəlri) noun or noun plural
(the part of an army consisting of) horse-soldiers. The cavalry were/was ordered to advance.
References in classic literature ?
Presently there was a sound of distant music; in another minute a pillar of dust came moving slowly toward us; a moment more and then, with colors flying and a grand crash of military music, a gallant array of cavalrymen emerged from the dust and came down the street on a gentle trot.
Once in the gait of the plunging bull, it was but a slight matter to vault to his back, as cavalrymen mount their chargers upon the run.
At first she refused; but when a dozen black cavalrymen drew up behind their leader, and at Abdul Mourak's command one of them started to climb the tree after her she realized that resistance was futile, and came slowly down to stand upon the ground before this new captor and plead her cause in the name of justice and humanity.
But when, late in the afternoon, we arrived at their encampment, I discovered that my captors were cavalrymen.
They also had something else in common--all were cavalrymen during the Civil War.
With rare footage, photos and testimony from cavalrymen, it looks at the real war experiences of these animals plus modern 'war horses'.
Stuart, Wade Hampton, Fitzhugh Lee, and more), to thoughtful analysis of the mounted army's organization and tactics, Lee's Cavalrymen thoroughly examines the military history and legacy of these distinctive warriors.
J, following a rare October snowstorm (AP /Julio Cortez) BRITAIN The bugle heard by British cavalrymen as they thundered into Russian gunfire during the Charge of the Light Brigade is to be sounded once again.
But the soldier fought off his attackers and shouted to two Household Cavalrymen on horses who rode over to help after seeing him struggling to escape from them.
officers of middle and lower rank wore a long crown with a flat braided bun, cavalrymen wore a leather crown with a flat braided bun, higher-rank officers wore an unbraided bun to accommodate the swan crown they wore, and armoured warriors wore a conical cap with a round bun on the right side of the head.
Seoul, July 22 (ANI): In a historic discovery, a collection of fifth-century scale armor of Silla Dynasty cavalrymen was unearthed last month in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang, Korea, providing proof of the existence of these mythical men.
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