Definition of Cavalry

1. Noun. Troops trained to fight on horseback. "500 horse led the attack"

Exact synonyms: Horse, Horse Cavalry
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Military Personnel, Soldiery, Troops
Member holonyms: Cavalryman, Trooper



2. Noun. A highly mobile army unit.
Generic synonyms: Army Unit
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Specialized synonyms: Squadron, Horse Cavalry, Mechanized Cavalry
Member holonyms: Troop, Cavalryman, Trooper

Definition of Cavalry

1. n. That part of military force which serves on horseback.

Definition of Cavalry

1. Noun. (military) The military arm of service that fights while riding horses. ¹

2. Noun. (military) Branch of military transported by fast light vehicles, the mechanized cavalry. ¹

3. Noun. (military) An individual unit of the cavalry arm of service. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cavalry

1. a mobile army unit [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cavalry

cavalier hat
cavaliered
cavaliering
cavalierish
cavalierism
cavalierisms
cavalierly
cavalierness
cavaliers
cavalla
cavallas
cavalletti
cavallies
cavally
cavalries
cavalry (current term)
cavalry bone
cavalry horse
cavalry sword
cavalryman
cavalrymen
cavalrywoman
cavalrywomen
cavansite
cavaquinho
cavaquinhos
cavas
cavascope

Literary usage of Cavalry

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1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"The First and Eleventh Kentucky cavalry, commanded by Colonel Hoi- man, ... Some of the enemy's cavalry had been discovered .on our left flank, ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1906)
"they moved up, supported by the light cavalry of the Imperial Guard, forming in all a mass of 5000 veteran horsemen. At the sight of their approach, ..."

3. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1881)
"The original cavalry of the h Gibbon has not described with sum- Roman army ("insisted of the eighteen cient accuracy the position of the Equites equestrian ..."

4. Harper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities by Harry Thurston Peck (1897)
"For this purpose, that organization was duly developed, and the different parts of the army, the infantry and cavalry, light and heavy-armed troops, ..."

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