What is the difference between cavalry and cornet?

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As nouns the difference between cavalry and cornet

is that cavalry is (military) the military arm of service that fights while riding horses while cornet is a musical instrument of the brass family, slightly smaller than a trumpet, usually in the musical key of b-flat or cornet can be the white headdress worn by the (sisters of charity).

cavalry

Noun

(cavalries)
  • (military, uncountable) The military arm of service that fights while riding horses.
  • (military, countable) An individual unit of the cavalry arm of service.
  • (military, countable) The branch of the military transported by fast light vehicles, also known as mechanized cavalry.
  • Derived terms

    * heavy cavalry * light cavalry * mechanized cavalry

    References

    * Delamarre, X. & Lambert, P. -Y. (2003). Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise : Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental (2nd ed.). Paris: Errance. ISBN 978 2 87772 369 5, ISBN 2 87772 237 6

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    cornet

    English

    (wikipedia cornet)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) cornet, diminutive of a popular reflex of (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A musical instrument of the brass family, slightly smaller than a trumpet, usually in the musical key of B-flat.
  • A piece of paper twisted to be used as a container.
  • A pastry shell to be filled with ice-cream, hence (UK) an ice cream cone.
  • (obsolete) A troop of cavalry; so called from its being accompanied by a cornet player.
  • * Clarendon
  • A body of five cornets of horse.
  • A kind of organ stop.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) cornette, diminutive of corne, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The white headdress worn by the (Sisters of Charity).
  • (obsolete) The standard flown by a cavalry troop.
  • (historical) The fifth commissioned officer in a cavalry troop, who carried the colours (equivalent to the ensign in infantry).
  • Derived terms
    * cornetcy

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