from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A highly mobile army unit using vehicular transport, such as light armor and helicopters.
- n. Troops trained to fight on horseback.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The military arm of service that fights while riding horses.
- n. Branch of military transported by fast light vehicles, the mechanized cavalry.
- n. An individual unit of the cavalry arm of service.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That part of military force which serves on horseback.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A class of soldiers who march and fight on horseback; that part of an army, or of any military force, which consists of troops that serve on horseback, as distinguished from infantry, or foot-soldiers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a highly mobile army unit
- n. troops trained to fight on horseback
The term cavalry or infantry hardly describes it since it is composed of all-round handy men ready to take on any job in the campaigning line and do it well.
Most of the 12,000 served in cavalry units formed in each colony, and were often known as mounted rifles, bushmen, or imperial bushmen.
The first approach might be called the cavalry charge.
Moe, great post -- the cavalry is forming and on the march to the 2010 primaries!
The reward for his capture was split by the men of the 4th Michigan and 1st Wisconsin cavalry regiments, which had participated jointly.
The cavalry is not going to be riding in from over the horizon to save the day.
The last tin cavalry unit had just crashed into the French lines when the soft sound came from the hallway again: jingling, like a ring of keys.
Having been driven from the Yellow River to the Yangzi River, the Song state was not sure whether the Jin cavalry could be checked.
Yue Fei, the famous general who defeated the Jin cavalry several times, did have horses from Yunnan in his army. 181 On the other hand, the horse trade was also significant to the Dali Kingdom on the grounds that many substantial items as well as luxuries were exchanged.
Did they have internal combustion engines in cavalry then?