Associations to the word «Cavalry»

Wiktionary

CAVALRY, noun. (military) (uncountable) The military arm of service that fights while riding horses.
CAVALRY, noun. (military) (countable) An individual unit of the cavalry arm of service.
CAVALRY, noun. (military) (countable) The branch of the military transported by fast light vehicles, also known as mechanized cavalry.

Dictionary definition

CAVALRY, noun. Troops trained to fight on horseback; "500 horse led the attack".
CAVALRY, noun. A highly mobile army unit.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats