uhlan

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noun uh·lan \ˈü-ˌlän, ü-ˈlän; ˈyü-lən, ˈü-\

Definition of uhlan

  1. :  any of a body of Prussian light cavalry originally modeled on Tatar lancers

Origin and Etymology of uhlan

German, from Polish ulan, from Turkishoğlan boy, servant


First Known Use: 1753

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