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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 ?
The Seventh Cavalry still in garrison, here; also the Ninth Dragoons, two artillery companies, and some infantry.
And although a complete proof of this latter cannot be shown, nevertheless there was some evidence of it at the battle of Ravenna, when the Spanish infantry were confronted by German battalions, who follow the same tactics as the Swiss; when the Spaniards, by agility of body and with the aid of their shields, got in under the pikes of the Germans and stood out of danger, able to attack, while the Germans stood helpless, and, if the cavalry had not dashed up, all would have been over with them.
By the brand on my shoulder, the finest of tunes Is played by the Lancers, Hussars, and Dragoons, And it's sweeter than "Stables" or "Water" to me-- The Cavalry Canter of "Bonnie Dundee"!
Quasimodo who did not hear, saw the naked swords, the torches, the irons of the pikes, all that cavalry, at the head of which he recognized Captain Phoebus; he beheld the confusion of the outcasts, the terror of some, the disturbance among the bravest of them, and from this unexpected succor he recovered so much strength, that he hurled from the church the first assailants who were already climbing into the gallery.
He advanced thus into the very thickest of the cavalry, with the tranquil slowness, the lolling of the head and the regular breathing of a harvester attacking a field of wheat.
Behind our position was a steep and deep dip, making it difficult for artillery and cavalry to retire.
For months after the big battle at Stone River these outposts were in constant quarrel, most of the trouble occurring, naturally, on the turnpike mentioned, between detachments of cavalry.
Passing the infantry pickets, the detachment soon afterward approached two cavalry videttes staring hard into the darkness ahead.
At a very early age--perhaps it was when she traversed the ocean of waving grass--she remembered that she had been passionately enamored of a dignified and sad-eyed cavalry officer who visited her father in Kentucky.
As we approached, I saw a herd of cavalry horses grazing under guard outside the walls of the post.
Captain had been broken in and trained for an army horse; his first owner was an officer of cavalry going out to the Crimean war.
Now, when the King saw how a single man was carrying away the wealth of the whole country he was very angry, and made his cavalry mount and pursue the Six, and bring back the strong man with the sack.