Definitions for uhlanˈu lɑn, ˈyu lən

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  1. uhlan(Noun)

    A lancer, a soldier armed with a lance in a former light cavalry unit of the Polish, Prussian, Austrian, and Russian armies.

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  1. Uhlan(noun)

    one of a certain description of militia among the Tartars

  2. Uhlan(noun)

    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

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  1. Uhlan

    Uhlans were Polish light cavalry armed with lances, sabres and pistols. The title was later used by lancer regiments in the Russian, Prussian, and Austrian armies. Uhlans typically wore a double-breasted jacket with a coloured panel at the front, a coloured sash, and a square-topped Polish lancer cap also spelt 'chapka,' chapska and schapska. This cap or cavalry helmet was derived from a traditional design of Polish cap, made more formal and stylised for military use. Their lances usually had small, swallow-tailed flags just below the spearhead.

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