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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cavalry  \Cav"al*ry\,  n.  [F.  cavalerie  fr  It  cavalleria.  See 
  {Cavalier},  and  cf  {chivalry}.]  (Mil.) 
  That  part  of  military  force  which  serves  on  horseback. 
 
  Note:  {Heavy  cavalry}  and  {light  cavalry}  are  so 
  distinguished  by  the  character  of  their  armament,  and 
  by  the  size  of  the  men  and  horses. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cavalry 
  n  1:  troops  trained  to  fight  on  horseback:  "500  horse  led  the 
  attack"  [syn:  {horse  cavalry},  {horse}] 
  2:  a  highly  mobile  army  unit 




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