Cavalry

Soldiers who fight on horseback

cavalry

Over the centuries of its existence the Roman army used a variety of cavalry support units. The early legions were supported by 300 horse formed into a unit called the ala, which was originally made up almost entirely of Roman equites. In the latter years of the Republic Caesar, for example, employed thousands of allied cavalry drawn instead from t…...

cavalry

  1. troops trained to fight on horseback
  2. a highly mobile army unit

Cavalry

Cavalry (from French cavalerie, cf. cheval `horse`) or horsemen were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback. Cavalry were historically the most mobile of the combat arms. An individual soldier in the cavalry is known by a number of designations such as cavalryman, horseman or trooper. The designation of cavalry was not usually give.....
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Cavalry

• (n.) That part of military force which serves on horseback.
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cavalry

noun troops trained to fight on horseback; `500 horse led the attack`
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cavalry

noun a highly mobile army unit
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Cavalry

Cav'al·ry noun [ French cavalerie , from Italian cavalleria . See Cavalier , and confer chivalry .] (Mil.) That part of military force which serves on horseback. » Heavy cavalry and light cavalry are so distinguished by the character of their a...
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cavalry

cavalry 1. Formerly, the part of an army made up of soldiers trained to fight on horseback. 2. The more mobile part of a modern army, using armored vehicles and helicopters. 3. Combat troops mounted originally on horses but now often in motorized armored vehicles for greater mobility. Sometimes misspelled as calvary which refers not to horses bu...
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Cavalry

Cavalry are soldiers who fight from the back of a horse.
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cavalry

cavalry, a military force consisting of mounted troops trained to fight from horseback. Horseback riding probably evolved independently in the Eurasian steppes and the mountains above the Mesopotamian plain. By 1400 B.C., the use of smelted iron to make weapons gave the infantry supremacy. Cavalry w...
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Cavalry

Cavalry, from the Spanish caballero, a horseman, is the name given to mounted troops who use their horses directly against the enemy, not, as mounted infantry do, merely for mobility. In ancient times, Cyrus, king of Persia, used mounted men with effect in the plains of Mesopotamia; in the Punic wars both Hannibal and the Romans had large bodies of...
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cavalry

military force mounted on horseback, formerly an important element in the armies of all major powers. When employed as part of a combined military ... [17 related articles]
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cavalry

Mounted unit of troops, specifically trained in the techniques of mounted warfare and deployed for their greater speed and manoeuvrability than infantry units. The term is still applied in modern...
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cavalry

Soldiers riding on horses.
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Cavalry

Soldiers who fight on horseback
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cavalry

troops trained to fight on horseback
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cavalry

[n] - troops trained to fight on horseback 2. [n] - a highly mobile army unit
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