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uhlan

[ oo-lahn, yoo-luhn ]

noun

  1. one of a group of lancers in a light-cavalry unit, first appearing in Europe in the Polish army.
  2. one of such a group as later developed into heavy cavalry in western European armies, especially in Germany.


uhlan

/ ˈuːlɑːn; ˈjuːlən /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of uhlan1

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

Origin of uhlan1

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

Many a smart Uhlan fell by their bullets, and many a sentry dropped, shot by an unknown hand.

Many a proud Uhlan and Cuirassier has to-day ridden to his death amid the dense mobs, mad with the lust of blood.

Once a Uhlan's horse jumped clear over her and kicked viciously at her after it had landed on its feet.

In the room there was hanging over the sofa a portrait in oils of the master, in the Uhlan uniform.

One Uhlan soldier climbed upon an altar to smash a crucifix, slipped and put his ankle out.

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