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hussar


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hussar  \Hus*sar"\,  n.  [Hung.  husz['a]r,  from  husz  twenty, 
  because  under  King  Matthais  I.,  in  the  fifteenth  century, 
  every  twenty  houses  were  to  furnish  one  horse  soldier;  cf  G. 
  husar,  F.  houssard  hussard,  from  the  same  source.]  (Mil.) 
  Originally,  one  of  the  national  cavalry  of  Hungary  and 
  Croatia;  now  one  of  the  light  cavalry  of  European  armies. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hussar 
  n  :  a  member  of  a  European  light  cavalry  unit;  renowned  for 
  elegant  dress 




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