Definition of cavalry
- a thousand cavalry in flight
Cavalry is used to perform reconnaissance.
The cavalry were brought in to support the mission.
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First Known Use: 1546See Words from the same year
: 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
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