Associations to the word «Cossack»


COSSACK, noun. A member or descendant of an originally (semi-)nomadic population of Eastern Europe and the adjacent parts of Asia, that eventually settled in parts of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Russian tsarist Empire (where they constituted a legendary military caste) and the Soviet Union, particularly in areas now comprising southern Russia and Ukraine.
COSSACK, noun. A member of a military unit (typically cavalry, originally recruited exclusively from the above)
COSSACK, noun. Alternative letter-case form of Cossack
COSSACK POST, noun. (military) An outpost consisting of four men, forming one of a single line of posts substituted for the more formal line of sentinels and line of pickets.
COSSACK POSTS, noun. Plural of Cossack post

Dictionary definition

COSSACK, noun. A member of a Slavic people living in southern European Russia and Ukraine and adjacent parts of Asia and noted for their horsemanship and military skill; they formed an elite cavalry corps in czarist Russia.

Wise words

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