dragoon definition

  • noun:
    • a part of a European military device trained and equipped to fight mounted or by walking.
    • A horse soldier; a cavalryman, who utilizes a horse for transportation, but fights dismounted.
    • A carrier of a dragon musket.
    • previously, a soldier who was taught and equipped to serve either on horseback or by foot; now, a mounted soldier; a cavalry man.
    • A variety of pigeon.
    • A cavalry soldier.
    • A dragonade.
    • just like dragon, -
    • a part of a European army device previously made up of heavily equipped cavalrymen
  • verb-transitive:
    • To subjugate or persecute by the imposition of soldiers.
    • To compel by violent measures or threats; coerce.
    • To harass or reduce to subjection by dragoons; to persecute by abandoning a place towards trend of soldiers.
    • To compel submitting by violent measures; to harass; to persecute.
  • verb:
    • To force somebody into doing something; to coerce.
    • compel by coercion, threats, or crude means
    • subjugate by imposing troops
  • others:
    • To set dragoons or soldiers upon, such as the dragonades (see dragonade); persecute or oppress by armed force.
    • resulting in to publish, as by persistent threats; compel by repeated functions of any kind; harass.

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