air cavalry

noun
: an army unit that is transported by aircraft and carries out the traditional cavalry missions of reconnaissance and security

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an infantry or reconnaissance unit transported by air to combat areas. Also called sky cavalry.
[1915-20, Amer.]

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Air Cavalry,
a unit of the United States Army transported to combat areas by aircraft, especially helicopters.

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