light horse

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noun

cavalry carrying light arms and equipment.

Nearby words

  1. light face,
  2. light flyweight,
  3. light guide,
  4. light heart,
  5. light heavyweight,
  6. light in august,
  7. light infantry,
  8. light into,
  9. light line,
  10. light machine gun

Origin of light horse

First recorded in 1525–35

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British Dictionary definitions for light horse

light horse

noun

lightly armed and highly mobile cavalry
Derived Formslight-horseman, noun

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