horse cavalry

noun
1. troops trained to fight on horseback
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500 horse led the attack

Syn: ↑cavalry, ↑horse
Hypernyms: ↑military personnel, ↑soldiery, ↑troops
Member Meronyms: ↑cavalryman, ↑trooper
2. an army unit mounted on horseback
Hypernyms: ↑cavalry

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noun
: cavalry mounted on horses as distinct from mechanized cavalry

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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