dragoon

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Borrowing from French dragon.

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dragoon (plural dragoons)

  1. (military) A horse soldier; a cavalryman, who uses a horse for mobility, but fights dismounted.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, The Younger Set, Ch.II:
      His forefathers had been, as a rule, professional men—physicians and lawyers; his grandfather died under the walls of Chapultepec Castle while twisting a tourniquet for a cursing dragoon; an uncle remained indefinitely at Malvern Hill; [].
  2. A carrier of a dragon musket.
  3. A variety of pigeon.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Clarke to this entry?)

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dragoon (third-person singular simple present dragoons, present participle dragooning, simple past and past participle dragooned)

  1. To force someone into doing something; to coerce.

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