Part of speech: noun

One of a race inhabiting S. E. Russia, supplying irregular cavalrymen to the Russian army.

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Usage examples "cossack":

  1. From the ice- bound steppes of the Cossack; From the home of the fleur- de- lis, From the vineyards that crown the Rhineland To the shores of the phosphor sea, The clans have gathered for battle, And each for the signal waits, While a million swords are flaming At Eden's Eastern gates. - "Pan and Aeolus: Poems", Charles Hamilton Musgrove.
  2. But Anonyma went out in a mackintosh that gave her the " silhouette" of a Cossack, and a beautiful little tarpaulin sou'wester, and high boots, and a skirt short enough to give the boots every chance of advertisement. - "This Is the End", Stella Benson.
  3. Here quite a full- dress programme was gone through by the Czech band and the Czech and Cossack soldiers, ending with a short march past, and speeches by the English and Russian commanders. - "With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia", John Ward.