- cavalry carrying light arms and equipment.
Origin of light horse
First recorded in 1525–35
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Examples from the Web for light horse
Which wagons the Prussian light-horse chased, but could not catch.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XII. (of XXI.)
For the captains and light-horse distinct lodgings are provided.Chelsea
The light-horse were still thirty paces away from the two friends.
Then both were placed in the centre of the light-horse and took the road to the pavilion.
Ney rushed up with the lancers and Lefebvre-Desnouettes's light-horse.Les Misrables
- lightly armed and highly mobile cavalry
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