Part of speech: noun

Mounted troops.

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Usage examples "cavalry":

  1. In May, Ras Adilou, together with all the Yedjow men, the only cavalry left to him, departed from the camp in open daylight, taking with them their wives, children, and followers. - "A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People", Henry Blanc.
  2. You see a few men, women, and children on horseback in Berlin, but not many; and in most German towns you see no one riding except cavalry officers. - "Home Life in Germany", Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick.
  3. Now our cavalry advanced, we made an opening and let them through to gallop on the enemy. - "Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. II.", Gustav Freytag.