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[kav-uh l-ree-muh n, -man] /ˈkæv əl ri mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural cavalrymen
[kav-uh l-ree-muh n, -men] /ˈkæv əl ri mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
a soldier in the cavalry.
Origin of cavalryman
First recorded in 1855-60; cavalry + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A cavalryman armored completely and his horse partially, can charge only at a trot.

    Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
  • The cavalryman refused the offer, and told his comrade to keep them.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • In a few weeks he rode like a cavalryman, and every fresh trial of his quality raised him in our esteem and affection.

    The Song of the Rappahannock Ira Seymour Dodd
  • He was very useful, despite his unfitness for many of the duties of a cavalryman.

  • With a thud of hoofs and a rustling of parting foliage the cavalryman disappeared amid the underwood.

    The Brigade Commander J. W. Deforest
  • The horse shied, the cavalryman jumped off and knocked him down.

    Dixie After the War Myrta Lockett Avary
  • The Indian may love his faithful dog, but his attachments cannot surpass the cavalryman's for his horse.

  • "Why, you yourself can play préférence," replied the cavalryman.

    A Russian Proprietor Lyof N. Tolstoi
  • Meanwhile we must take a view of the two armies as they stood ranged for battle before linesman or cavalryman had moved.

    The Battle of Blenheim Hilaire Belloc

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