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noun as in troops riding horses

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As for the cadre of grooms into whose care the show’s 335 horses were entrusted, it too had been decimated, for during World War I, a horse cavalry was still a vital component of the forces.

From Time

Immune systems are like sentinels, patrolling the body for invaders and calling in the cavalry once a pathogen is detected.

It’s a far cry from the government’s optimism in early December, when the arrival of vaccines was described as the “scientific cavalry” coming to the rescue.

From Fortune

The Army has museums dedicated to the infantry, the cavalry and the artillery.

Because Forrest enlisted as a private and fought in the often-neglected western theater, his skills as a cavalry commander were overlooked for much of the war.

From Time

A newsagent further down on Nathan Road  told The Daily Beast that he recognized a number of retired cops in the cavalry charge.

A similar pattern occurred when metal swords, armor, cavalry charges and dense infantry ranks developed.

He fought with the Soviets, then led the cavalry and B-52 bombers to rout the Taliban.

Dostum famously led Uzbek cavalry charges supported by U.S. B-52 bombers to defeat the Taliban.

They rode as far as Tours on the Loire until stopped by the French cavalry of Charles Martel.

In this position, the line of cavalry formed the chord of the arc described by the river, and occupied by us.

Fanning and Wharton were to make head against the infantry and cavalry.

But the cavalry officer melted imperceptibly out of her existence.

They found a few belated sowars of the 3d Cavalry, who took refuge in a wood, and the artillery opened fire at the trees!

Infantry and cavalry approached the island, quite unsuspicious of its being occupied.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cavalry, such as: squadron, army, bowlegs, cuirassiers, dragoons, and horse.

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