What does the word cavalry mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Mounted troops.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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. by Gustav Freytag