- a light-armed cavalry soldier.
Origin of light-horseman
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Examples from the Web for light-horseman
Then we determined to run up to Buenos Aires, and with our light-horseman to take one of the pinnaces that rid at the town.The Strange Adventures of Andrew Battell
Estradiot, an Albanian dragoon or light-horseman, employed in the French army in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
No epicure in England could pick a head with more glee and dexterity than they do that of a light-horseman.