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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dragoon  \Dra*goon"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dragooned};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Dragooning}.] 
  1.  To  harass  or  reduce  to  subjection  by  dragoons;  to 
  persecute  by  abandoning  a  place  to  the  rage  of  soldiers. 
 
  2.  To  compel  submission  by  violent  measures;  to  harass;  to 
  persecute. 
 
  The  colonies  may  be  influenced  to  anything  but  they 
  can  be  dragooned  to  nothing.  --Price. 
 
  Lewis  the  Fourteenth  is  justly  censured  for  trying 
  to  dragoon  his  subjects  to  heaven.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dragoon  \Dra*goon"\  (dr[.a]*g[=oo]n"),  n.  [F.  dragon  dragon, 
  dragoon,  fr  L.  draco  dragon,  also  a  cohort's  standard  (with 
  a  dragon  on  it).  The  name  was  given  from  the  sense  standard. 
  See  {Dragon}.] 
  1.  ((Mil.)  Formerly,  a  soldier  who  was  taught  and  armed  to 
  serve  either  on  horseback  or  on  foot;  now  a  mounted 
  soldier;  a  cavalry  man. 
 
  2.  A  variety  of  pigeon.  --Clarke. 
 
  {Dragoon  bird}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  umbrella  bird. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dragoon 
  n  :  a  member  of  a  European  military  unit  formerly  composed  of 
  heavily  armed  cavalrymen 
  v  :  compel  by  threatening  [syn:  {railroad}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  DRAGOON 
 
    A  {distributed},  {concurrent},  {object-oriented} 
  {Ada}-based  language  developed  in  the  {Esprit}  {DRAGON} 
  project  by  Colin  Atkinson  at  {Imperial  College}  in  1989  (Now 
  at  University  of  Houston,  Clear  Lake).  DRAGOON  supports 
  object-oriented  programming  for  {embeddable  systems}  and  is 
  presently  implemented  as  an  Ada  {preprocessor}. 
 
  ["Object-Oriented  Reuse,  Concurrency  and  Distribution:  An 
  Ada-Based  Approach",  C.  Atkinson,  A-W  1991,  ISBN 
  0-2015-6-5277]. 
 
  (1999-11-22) 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DRAGOON,  n.  A  soldier  who  combines  dash  and  steadiness  in  so  equal 
  measure  that  he  makes  his  advances  on  foot  and  his  retreats  on 
  horseback. 
 
 




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