Jockey vs Cavalry - What's the difference?

jockey | cavalry |

As nouns the difference between jockey and cavalry

is that jockey is jockey (one who rides racehorses competitively) while cavalry is (military|uncountable) the military arm of service that fights while riding horses.



(wikipedia jockey)


(en noun)
  • One who rides racehorses competitively.
  • That part of a variable resistor or potentiometer that rides over the resistance wire
  • An operator of some machinery or apparatus.
  • (dated) A dealer in horses; a horse trader.
  • (Macaulay)
  • (dated) A cheat; one given to sharp practice in trade.
  • (UK, crime, slang) A prostitute's client.
  • (Ireland, crime, slang) A rapist.
  • Synonyms

    * (sense, prostitute's client) see

    Derived terms

    * disc jockey * jock




    (en verb)
  • To ride (a horse) in a race.
  • To maneuver (something) by skill for one's advantage.
  • To cheat or trick.
  • cavalry


  • (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


    * 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