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
As I fled from the fort, I encountered a troop of returning cavalla soldiers.
Soldier's Boy had decided that his horse soldiers were too small a force to deploy as cavalla.
It the cavalla troops at Gettys rally against us, we will be fighting seasoned soldiers who are tolerant of those conditions.
The rider sat tall in his saddle, and that as much as the brave green of his jacket labeled him a cavalla soldier.
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.
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.
Destined to be a cavalla officer, to serve my king with courage, to distinguish myself on a field of battle.
The cavalla officers who sat in judgment on me sentenced me to hang, and I accepted that.
I was slim and dapper in my green cavalla cadet uniform with the gleaming brass buttons.
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.