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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
1855-60; cavalry + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The infantry is followed by about fifty cavalrymen with drawn swords.

    Modern Persia Mooshie G. Daniel
  • They had fought the battle and won it, and the cavalrymen had done nothing to assist them.

  • The cavalrymen were too tired to do any cheering themselves, even at the thought of home.

  • Out from the shadow of the trees came Jeb Stuart with two hundred cavalrymen.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • The captain marched off in gloomy dignity, with two cavalrymen before and two behind him.

    The Young Lieutenant Oliver Optic
  • He had met the cavalrymen, and Jack Rasco had been captured as previously described.

    The Boy Land Boomer Ralph Bonehill
  • The cavalrymen didn't say whether he came down normally or fell.

    Flying for France James R. McConnell
  • Then they came to a narrow defile where but two cavalrymen could ride abreast.

    An Undivided Union Oliver Optic
  • While guarding a train of automobiles he put fifteen German cavalrymen to flight.

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