noun, plural cavalries.
the part of a military force composed of troops that serve on horseback.
mounted soldiers collectively.
the motorized, armored units of a military force organized for maximum mobility.
horsemen, horses, etc., collectively.

1585–95; syncopated variant of cavallery < Italian cavalleria, derivative of cavaliere cavalier

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cavalry (ˈkævəlrɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  (esp formerly) the part of an army composed of mounted troops
2.  the armoured element of a modern army
3.  (as modifier): a cavalry unit; a cavalry charge
[C16: from French cavallerie, from Italian cavalleria, from cavaliere horseman; see cavalier]

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Word Origin & History

1546, from M.Fr. cavalerie, from It. cavalleria "mounted militia," from cavaliere (see cavalier).
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Example sentences
There are cavalry stables, where lights burn all night long to protect the horses from the vampire bats.
At an early hour this morning the cavalry corps again moved forward.
Other entertainments will include live music, wagon rides and cavalry maneuvers.
He found it intrenched and occupied by cavalry and infantry.
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