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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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  • His courage was proverbial among the cavalrymen of the Third division.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • It was a unique experience for cavalrymen and they had not yet learned how to forage.

    Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
  • Out from the shadow of the trees came Jeb Stuart with two hundred cavalrymen.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • "Make him a prisoner," said another of the cavalrymen, an under officer.

    The Boy Land Boomer Ralph Bonehill
  • He had met the cavalrymen, and Jack Rasco had been captured as previously described.

    The Boy Land Boomer Ralph Bonehill
  • And with that he left, followed by all the cavalrymen but Wilkins and his associate Crane.

    Marion's Faith. Charles King
  • The orders said 'cavalrymen,' therefore I was limited to the officers of my battalion.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • They had fought the battle and won it, and the cavalrymen had done nothing to assist them.

  • It was commanded by a cousin; and from that moment they were cavalrymen to the core.

    Two Little Confederates

    Thomas Nelson Page

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