cav·​al·​ry·​man | \ ˈka-vəl-rē-mən How to pronounce cavalryman (audio) , -ˌman \

Definition of cavalryman

: a cavalry soldier

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Recent Examples on the Web The Strokes can be heard as Kirsten Dunst, playing the young monarch, bounds through Versailles, indulging on macarons, Manolo Blahnik shoes, and a handsome young cavalryman (Jamie Dornan). Vogue, "After You Vote, Escape the Madness of the Election With These Ridiculously Fantastic Films," 3 Nov. 2020 The cavalryman would go on to become a distinguished commander during World War II. Paula Allen,, "It was cowboy vs. cavalryman in 1922 marathon race to the Alamo in San Antonio," 15 Aug. 2020 On the first day, the cowboy fell 22 miles behind the cavalryman, having run into street traffic. Paula Allen,, "It was cowboy vs. cavalryman in 1922 marathon race to the Alamo in San Antonio," 15 Aug. 2020 Unseen Arab snipers hunt World War I British cavalrymen in the desert. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV for Oct. 6-12: ‘Throne of Blood’ and more," 4 Oct. 2019 Sarah Jane Smith, a teenage Confederate spy, had gathered intelligence that allowed Southern forces to surprise and kill two dozen Union cavalrymen in southeast Missouri. Kelly Scott Franklin, WSJ, "‘Women’s War’ Review: The Battle Seen From Both Sides," 12 Apr. 2019 The cavalryman was also known for his wartime antics. Debbie Truong, Washington Post, "The Confederate commander behind one of the greatest ‘what ifs’ of the Civil War," 7 July 2018 The statue of a cavalryman was one of 10 on display from Sept. 30 to March 4 at the Franklin Institute, along with other ancient artifacts including coins, gold pieces, jade and weapons. Austin Ramzy, New York Times, "American Is Charged With Stealing Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb," 19 Feb. 2018 The terra-cotta cavalryman statue Rohana targeted was valued at $4.5 million, the FBI said. Meagan Flynn, Washington Post, "Man stole an ancient terra-cotta warrior’s thumb in Philadelphia, FBI says," 20 Feb. 2018

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1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Cavalryman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cavalryman

: a soldier who is in the cavalry

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