Rough Riders

plural noun
  1. the members of a volunteer regiment of cavalry organized by Theodore Roosevelt and Leonard Wood for service in the Spanish-American War.

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How to use Rough Riders in a sentence

  • The Rough Riders followed the trail over steep hills that towered many hundred feet high.

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  • This was the first battle which the Rough Riders had taken part in, and they proved their valor and bravery in a brilliant manner.

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  • Bob stopped the machine, for it was fairly surrounded by a circle of the Rough Riders.

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  • In endeavoring to get the "Rough Riders" equipped I met with some experiences which were both odd and instructive.

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  • From the very start, the Rough Riders were anxious to get into the fight, and the opportunity was not long in coming.

Cultural definitions for Rough Riders

Rough Riders

The nickname of a volunteer group of cavalry led by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War. They were famous for a victorious charge at the Battle of San Juan Hill in Cuba.

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