(formerly, in India) a soldier, usually an infantryman, in the service of Europeans, especially of the British.
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How to use sepoy in a sentence
Fully two miles away, on the south side of the ravine, were the sepoy lines, and another group of isolated bungalows.
Yet he feared to meet her eyes, and was glad of a saluting sepoy who swaggered jauntily past the open gate.
It was with the utmost difficulty that his wiser subordinates got him to disarm the sepoy regiments in Agra itself.
It should be explained that a sepoy (properly “sipahi”) is an infantry soldier, and a sowar a mounted one.
The Sikh ranks had been mainly recruited from our disbanded sepoy soldiery and deserters.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
British Dictionary definitions for sepoy
(formerly) an Indian soldier in the service of the British
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