Definitions for uhlanˈu lɑn, ˈyu lən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
uh•lanˈu lɑn, ˈyu lən(n.)
(formerly, in the Polish army) a lancer in a light-cavalry unit.
one of such a group as later developed into heavy cavalry in W European armies, esp. in Germany.
Category: Western History, Military
Origin of uhlan:
1745–55; < G < Pol ulan蠐 Turkish oğlan boy, lad
A lancer, a soldier armed with a lance in a former light cavalry unit of the Polish, Prussian, Austrian, and Russian armies.
one of a certain description of militia among the Tartars
one of a kind of light cavalry of Tartaric origin, first introduced into European armies in Poland. They are armed with lances, pistols, and sabers, and are employed chiefly as skirmishers