stradiot

noun
strad·i·ot | \ˈstradēət, usually -ət+V\
plural -s

Definition of stradiot 

: a light cavalryman recruited especially from Albania, Dalmatia, or Greece and employed in the Venetian and other armies in the 15th and 16th centuries

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History and Etymology for stradiot

Middle French, from Italian stradiotto; from Greek stratiōtēs soldier, from stratia army, military campaign, from stratos army, host

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