[kav-uh l-ree-muh n, -man]

noun, plural cav·al·ry·men [kav-uh l-ree-muh n, -men] /ˈkæv əl ri mən, -ˌmɛn/.

a soldier in the cavalry.

Origin of cavalryman

First recorded in 1855–60; cavalry + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cavalryman

Contemporary Examples of cavalryman

  • He was the first military person in our family since my grandfather, who was a cavalryman for the czar.

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    Anthony Grafton: How I Write

    Noah Charney

    July 17, 2013

Historical Examples of cavalryman

  • The cavalryman reined in his steed, and halted him with his head to a post in front of the dwelling.

    In The Saddle

    Oliver Optic

  • I suppose you know the general has ordered me relieved and sent back to my company as no longer worthy to be called a cavalryman.

    A Wounded Name

    Charles King

  • No cavalryman can mistake the jingle of accoutrements or the dull thud of horses' hoofs.

    My Lady of the North

    Randall Parrish

  • Deck tried, after mounting, to get a view of the cavalryman's face, but it was kept away from him.

    An Undivided Union

    Oliver Optic

  • A Russian cavalryman, dismounted, was behind the revolver, and the searchlight was directed from a wagon.