Cavalry vs Dragoon - What's the difference?

cavalry | dragoon |


As nouns the difference between cavalry and dragoon

is that cavalry is (military|uncountable) the military arm of service that fights while riding horses while dragoon is (lb) a horse soldier; a cavalryman, who uses a horse for mobility, but fights dismounted.

As a verb dragoon is

to force someone into doing something; to coerce.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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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    dragoon

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (lb) A horse soldier; a cavalryman, who uses a horse for mobility, but fights dismounted.
  • *
  • *:His forefathers had been, as a rule, professional men—physicians and lawyers; his grandfather died under the walls of Chapultepec Castle while twisting a tourniquet for a cursing dragoon ; an uncle remained indefinitely at Malvern Hill;.
  • A carrier of a dragon musket.
  • A variety of pigeon.
  • :(Clarke)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To force someone into doing something; to coerce.
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