What does cavalry mean?

Definitions for cavalry
ˈkæv əl ricav·al·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cavalry, horse cavalry, horse(noun)

    troops trained to fight on horseback

    "500 horse led the attack"

  2. cavalry(noun)

    a highly mobile army unit

Wiktionary

  1. cavalry(Noun)

    The military arm of service that fights while riding horses.

    Etymology: From cavalerie, in turn from cavalleria. Recorded in English from the 1540s.

  2. cavalry(Noun)

    Branch of military transported by fast light vehicles, the mechanized cavalry.

    Etymology: From cavalerie, in turn from cavalleria. Recorded in English from the 1540s.

  3. cavalry(Noun)

    An individual unit of the cavalry arm of service.

    Etymology: From cavalerie, in turn from cavalleria. Recorded in English from the 1540s.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cavalry(noun)

    that part of military force which serves on horseback

    Etymology: [F. cavalerie, fr. It. cavalleria. See Cavalier, and cf. chivalry.]

Freebase

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry or horsemen were soldiers or warriors who fought mounted on horseback. Cavalry were historically the third oldest and the most mobile of the combat arms. A soldier in the cavalry is known by a number of designations such as cavalryman, horseman or trooper. The designation of cavalry was not usually given to any military force that used other animals, such as camels or mules. Infantry who moved on horseback, but dismounted to fight on foot, were known in the 17th and early 18th centuries as dragoons, a class of mounted infantry which later evolved into cavalry proper while retaining their historic title. From earliest times cavalry had the advantage of improved mobility, making it an instrument which multiplied the fighting value of even the smallest forces, allowing them to outflank and avoid, to surprise and overpower, to retreat and escape according to the requirements of the moment. A man fighting from horseback also had the advantages of greater height, speed, and inertial mass over an opponent on foot. Another element of horse mounted warfare is the psychological impact a mounted soldier can inflict on an opponent.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cavalry

    kav′al-ri, n. horse-soldiers: a troop of horse or horsemen. [Fr. cavallerie—It. cavalleria—L. caballarius, horseman.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CAVALRY

    That arm of the military service that engages in the real hoss-tilities.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cavalry

    That body of soldiers which serves and fights on horseback.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cavalry

    That part of a military force which consists of troops that serve on horseback. In European armies cavalry are generally classed as heavy, medium, and light,—cuirassiers and dragoons, lancers, hussars, etc. In the U. S. service all mounted soldiers are simply called cavalry.

Anagrams for cavalry »

  1. calvary, Calvary

  2. Calvary

How to pronounce cavalry?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say cavalry in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cavalry in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cavalry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of cavalry in a Sentence

  1. Honore de Balzac:

    This coffee plunges into the stomach...the mind is aroused, and ideas pour forth like the battalions of the Grand Army on the field of battle.... Memories charge at full gallop...the light cavalry of comparisons deploys itself magnificently; the artillery of logic hurry in with their train of ammunition; flashes of wit pop up like sharp-shooters.

  2. Jeffrey Toobin:

    They can watch and hope and keep fighting that this could be a message to Paul Manafort, this could be a message to Michael Cohen that,' Hang in there and the cavalry will come sooner or later,'.

  3. Army Sgt. Corrin Campbell:

    I think it kind of blows their mind a little bit that I'm a combat veteran of the 1st Cavalry Division and now they are seeing me on stage at their school, they are surprised that I have a job that makes me look like a normal person, (yet) associated with something that makes them think I'm not normal.

  4. Chris Morris:

    And what do the Theban hoplites see in this extended rending of the sky, this white-bright glory of Enlil's lightning? The future, but not theirs: paired cavalry fighters; formed ranks of armored death; grim men on their tall horses with lightning limning weapons tailored to the task; men spoiling for a fight if the gods allowed -- the Sacred Band of Stepsons, out from shadows and the dark.

  5. Ed Asner:

    ... After I stumbled through that disaster, I figured the damage was done, so I might as well continue the performance. I do n’t lead cavalry charges down Pennsylvania Avenue, but I ’ll make comments. And with the president we’ve got now, how can you not comment on this evil ? It’s an unbelievable aberration. And it’s not because of him, it’s what he represents that enormous core of self-seeking, discriminating, angry, racist people in the United States.

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