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uhlan

[ oo-lahn, yoo-luhn ]
/ ˈu lɑn, ˈyu lən /
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noun
one of a group of lancers in a light-cavalry unit, first appearing in Europe in the Polish army.
one of such a group as later developed into heavy cavalry in western European armies, especially in Germany.
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Origin of uhlan

First recorded in 1745–55; from German, from Polish ulan, ultimately from Turkish oğlan “boy, lad”

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uhlan

ulan

/ (ˈuːlɑːn, ˈjuːlən) /

noun
history a member of a body of lancers first employed in the Polish army and later in W European armies

Word Origin for uhlan

C18: via German from Polish ulan, from Turkish ōlan young man
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