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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
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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.
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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
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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]
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Cavalry

 horses or horsemen collectively; horse soldiers collectively as contrasted with infantry, 1591.
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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"
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cavalry

noun horsemen, horse, mounted troops They were the best-mounted cavalry in all the world.
foot soldiers, infantrymen
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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
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cavalry

[ˈkævəlri] ncavalerie f
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cavalry

nKavallerie f, → Reiterei f

cavalry

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

[ˈkævlrɪ] ncavalleria
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
The Cavalries at Stones River: An Analytical History
"The Cavalries at Stones River: An Analytical History" by Civil War historian Dennis Belcher is a comprehensively detailed history that describes the events leading up to the battle and the key actions, including the December 31 attack by Wheeler's cavalry, the Union counterattack, the repulse of General John Wharton by the 1st Michigan Engineers and Wheeler's daring raid on the rear of Williams Rosecrans' army.
The realities of trench warfare, poison gas, machine guns, tanks, and airplanes pretty much relegated cavalries to training, scouting and pursuit.