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[lahyt-hawrs-muh n]
noun, plural light-horse·men.
  1. a light-armed cavalry soldier.
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Origin of light-horseman

First recorded in 1540–50; light horse + man1
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Historical Examples of 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

    Andrew Battell

  • Estradiot, an Albanian dragoon or light-horseman, employed in the French army in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

  • No epicure in England could pick a head with more glee and dexterity than they do that of a light-horseman.