History/Historical. a member of a local militia in Croatia, formed as a regiment in the Austrian army in the 18th century and noted for its ruthlessness and cruelty.
a brutal, marauding soldier.
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How to use pandour in a sentence
Except with his pandour people, working what mischief they can, Neipperg does nothing.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
Diligently scanning the pandour stragglings and sputterings round him, which are clearly on the increasing hand.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVIII. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
The points of inrush, the tideways of these pandour Deluges seem to be mainly three.History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XV. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
A scaffold was standing in the court, with two dead bodies in the pandour uniform lying upon it.Tales from Blackwood | Various
Bancaleone had left the room; but an attendant opened the door, saying that a pandour had brought a despatch for his Majesty.Tales from Blackwood | Various
British Dictionary definitions for pandour
one of an 18th-century force of Croatian soldiers in the Austrian service, notorious for their brutality
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