As a noun dragoon
) 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).
(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.
To force someone into doing something; to coerce.
From (etyl) . More at (l).
* ducks and drakes
From (etyl) and (etyl) Drache.
A mayfly used as fishing bait.
* J. A. Harrison
(historical) A small piece of artillery.
- Beowulf resolves to kill the drake .
- Two or three shots, made at them by a couple of drakes , made them stagger.
* (mayfly) drake fly