Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various tropical marine food fishes of the family Carangidae, which includes the jacks and pompanos.
  • n. See king mackerel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A scombroid fish, Scomberomorus cavalla, found in the open seas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large mackerel with long pointed snout; important food and game fish of the eastern Atlantic coast southward to Brazil

Etymologies

Spanish caballa, horse mackerel, from Late Latin, from Latin caballus, horse.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • As I fled from the fort, I encountered a troop of returning cavalla soldiers.

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  • Soldier's Boy had decided that his horse soldiers were too small a force to deploy as cavalla.

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  • It the cavalla troops at Gettys rally against us, we will be fighting seasoned soldiers who are tolerant of those conditions.

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  • The rider sat tall in his saddle, and that as much as the brave green of his jacket labeled him a cavalla soldier.

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  • No Gernian cavalla officer, no matter how high his rank, would have allowed underlings to tend him as assiduously as Soldier's Boy's feeders did.

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  • Fate made you the only son I could truly claim as my own, the only one who would follow in my footsteps as a soldier and a cavalla officer.

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  • Destined to be a cavalla officer, to serve my king with courage, to distinguish myself on a field of battle.

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  • The cavalla officers who sat in judgment on me sentenced me to hang, and I accepted that.

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  • I was slim and dapper in my green cavalla cadet uniform with the gleaming brass buttons.

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  • I had given up keeping it in a cavalla soldier's short cut some time ago, but there was still not enough to plait or dress in any fashion.

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