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cav·al·ry / ˈkavəlrē/ • n. (pl. -ries) [usu. treated as pl.] hist. soldiers who fought on horseback. ∎ hist. a branch of an army made up of such soldiers. ∎  modern soldiers who fight in armored vehicles.DERIVATIVES: cav·al·ry·man / -mən/ n. (pl. -men) .

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cavalry Mounted troops. The ancient Egyptians first employed cavalry; the first use of cavalry in Europe dates from the invasions of the Huns, Magyars, and Mongols. The last prominent use of cavalry occurred in the American Civil War, although it was used early in World War I to disastrous effect.

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cavalry XVI (cavallerie). — F. cavallerie — It. cavalleria (corr. to F. chevalerie CHIVALRY), f. cavallo :- L. caballus; see CAVALCADE and -ERY, -RY.

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Cavalry ★½ 1936

A Union Army Lieutenant is reunited with his family after the Civil War, bringing them happiness and joy. 60m/B VHS . Bob Steele, Frances Grant, Karl Hackett, Hal Price; D: Robert North Bradbury.

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Cavalry

horses or horsemen collectively; horse soldiers collectively as contrasted with infantry, 1591.

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