verb (used with object)
Origin of dragoon
Examples from the Web for dragoon
Here the Dragoon groped a little on the naked scull, and cried with amazement, that "it was as cold as a knee-pan."Translations from the German (Vol 3 of 3)|Thomas Carlyle
It was blocked by a tall and heavily-built Dutch dragoon, who could neither get through nor back, and was swearing fearfully.Graham of Claverhouse|Ian Maclaren
So he is, except when he's a dragoon, as I found to my cost.The Yeoman Adventurer|George W. Gough
Even her professional eye no longer distinguished regiment from regiment, dragoon from grenadier, Uhlan from Hussar or Landsturm.Somewhere in France|Richard Harding Davis
She went to the last assizes, and fell in with some dragoon officers at a ball.
- a type of cavalryman
- (pl; cap when part of a name)the Royal Dragoons
Word Origin for dragoon
1680s, literally "to force by the agency of dragoons" (which were used by the French kings to persecute Protestants), from dragoon (n.). Related: Dragooned; dragooning.