Meaning of “cavalry” in the English Dictionary

"cavalry" in British English

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cavalrynoun [ U, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˈkæv.əl.ri/ us /ˈkæv.əl.ri/

the group of soldiers in an army who fight in tanks, or (especially in the past) on horses

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cavalryman
noun [ C ] uk /ˈkæv.əl.ri.mən/ /ˈkæv.əl.ri.mæn/ us /ˈkæv.əl.ri.mən/ /ˈkæv.əl.ri.mæn/ plural -men uk /-mən/ /-men/ us

(Definition of “cavalry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cavalry" in American English

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cavalrynoun [ C ]

us /ˈkæv·əl·ri/

an army group which fights from armored vehicles, helicopters (= type of aircraft), or, esp. in the past, while riding horses

(Definition of “cavalry” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)