Simple Definition of cavalry
: the part of an army that in the past had soldiers who rode horses and that now has soldiers who ride in vehicles or helicopters
Full Definition of cavalry
1 a : an army component mounted on horseback b : an army component moving in motor vehicles or helicopters and assigned to combat missions that require great mobility
2 : horsemen <a thousand cavalry in flight>
Examples of cavalry
Cavalry is used to perform reconnaissance.
The cavalry were brought in to support the mission.
Origin of cavalry
Italian cavalleria cavalry, chivalry, from cavaliere
First Known Use: 1546
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