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dragoon (plural dragoons)
- (military) A horse soldier; a cavalryman, who uses a horse for mobility, but fights dismounted.
1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter II”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
- 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; […].
- A carrier of a dragon musket.
- A variety of pigeon.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Clarke to this entry?)
carrier of a dragon musket