air cavalry


noun

an infantry or reconnaissance unit transported by air to combat areas.

Nearby words

  1. air brick,
  2. air bridge,
  3. air cargo,
  4. air carrier,
  5. air casing,
  6. air cavalryman,
  7. air cell,
  8. air chamber,
  9. air chief marshal,
  10. air cleaner

Origin of air cavalry

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20

Also called sky cavalry.

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