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- noun The equivalent of a
regimentor brigadein Tippu Sultan's army. They were formed from four teeps (battalions).
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A cushoon of infantry had been stationed in the Sultan Battery, the largest bastion in the north wall, and that garrison hurried along the walls to reinforce the Tippoo who now possessed enough men to overwhelm the musketry of the attackers on the narrow northern firestep.
That's the word they use for a regiment here, a cushoon.