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cavalry

troops trained to fight in armored vehicles or on horseback
Not to be confused with:
Calvary – site of Jesus’ crucifixion

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.
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