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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A member of a European military unit formerly composed of heavily armed cavalrymen v. - Subjugate by imposing troops; Compel by coercion, threats, or crude means.

Usage examples (35)
  • The Jacobites numbered at most 5,000 men, while the Government army facing them was perhaps 8,000 strong, including 800 mounted dragoons.
  • The dragoon was the first to resume the conversation.
  • A dragoon is a mounted soldier who attacks mounted, and fights dismounted in the defense.
  • In the corner opposite the dragoon was a boy of eighteen or so in the working clothes of a terrassier or labourer. for more
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  • The movie had an exciting scene where a "dragoon" (a soldier) slayed a monstrous "dragon" (a mythological scaly monster with wings).
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