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

Definition of cavalryman

: a cavalry soldier

Examples of cavalryman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The park used to bear the name of Forrest and feature a statue of the cavalryman on a horse, but the name has been changed and the statue removed in recent years. Adrian Sainz, Star Tribune, 11 June 2021 The pageant in question was the Veiled Prophet Ball, a 140-year-old ceremony sponsored by a semi-secret society consisting of wealthy white community leaders, which was founded by a former Confederate cavalryman in 1878. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 2 June 2021 The park used to bear the name of the early Ku Klux Klan leader, and feature a statue of the cavalryman on a horse, but the name has been changed and the statue removed in recent years. Adrian Sainz, Star Tribune, 1 June 2021 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, 3 Nov. 2020 The cavalryman would go on to become a distinguished commander during World War II. Paula Allen,, 15 Aug. 2020 On the first day, the cowboy fell 22 miles behind the cavalryman, having run into street traffic. Paula Allen,, 15 Aug. 2020 Unseen Arab snipers hunt World War I British cavalrymen in the desert. Los Angeles Times, 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, 12 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of cavalryman

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Cavalryman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of cavalryman

: a soldier who is in the cavalry

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