cavalry

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French cavalerie, in turn from Italian cavalleria. Recorded in English from the 1540s.

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cavalry (plural cavalries)

  1. (military, uncountable) The military arm of service that fights while riding horses.
  2. (military, countable) An individual unit of the cavalry arm of service.
  3. (military, countable) The branch of the military transported by fast light vehicles, also known as mechanized cavalry.

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References[edit]

  • Delamarre, X. & Lambert, P. -Y. (2003). Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise : Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental (2nd ed.). Paris: Errance. ISBN

978 2 87772 369 5, ISBN 2 87772 237 6

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