Dragoon vs Drake - What's the difference?

dragoon | drake |


As a noun 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.

As a proper noun drake is

, notably of (1540-1596).

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.
  • Anagrams

    *

    drake

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) . More at (l).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A male duck.
  • Derived terms
    * ducks and drakes * sheldrake

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) and (etyl) Drache.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A mayfly used as fishing bait.
  • A dragon.
  • * J. A. Harrison
  • Beowulf resolves to kill the drake .
  • (historical) A small piece of artillery.
  • * Clarendon
  • Two or three shots, made at them by a couple of drakes , made them stagger.
    Synonyms
    * (mayfly) drake fly
    Derived terms
    * earthdrake * firedrake * icedrake * nithedrake] * seadrake

    See also

    * (wikipedia)

    Anagrams

    * ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==

    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (nb-noun-m1)
  • a dragon
  • a kite
  • References

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