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dra·goon / drəˈgoōn/ • n. a member of any of several cavalry regiments in the household troops of the British army. ∎  hist. a mounted infantryman armed with a short rifle or musket. • v. [tr.] coerce (someone) into doing something: she had been dragooned into helping with the housework. ORIGIN: early 17th cent. (denoting a kind of carbine or musket, thought of as breathing fire): from French dragon ‘dragon.’

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dragoon

dragoon †carbine, musket, so called from its ‘breathing fire’ like a dragon; cavalry soldier, orig. applied to mounted infantry armed with this weapon. XVII. — F. dragon DRAGON; see -OON.
Hence vb. set dragoons upon, force rigorous measures upon. XVII.

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dragoon

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