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- n. A soldier on horseback, specially one during the British Raj.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In India, a mounted soldier.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A horse-soldier; especially, a native cavalry soldier in the British-Indian army, often in the sense of an orderly or mounted attendant or guard.
From Hindi/Urdu, from Persian سوار (savâr, "horseman"). (Wiktionary)