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dragoon

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noun dra·goon \drə-ˈgün, dra-\

: a soldier especially in the past who rode a horse and carried a gun

Full Definition of DRAGOON

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:  a member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed mounted troops
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Origin of DRAGOON

French dragon dragon, dragoon, from Middle French
First Known Use: 1604

2dragoon

verb

Definition of DRAGOON

transitive verb
1
:  to subjugate or persecute by harsh use of troops
2
:  to force into submission or compliance especially by violent measures

Examples of DRAGOON

  1. <she was dragooned into agreeing to the fraudulent scheme>

First Known Use of DRAGOON

1689

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