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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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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)

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cavalrynoun [C]

 us   /ˈkæv·əl·ri/
an ​armygroup which ​fights from ​armoredvehicles, ​helicopters (= ​type of ​aircraft), or, esp. in the past, while ​ridinghorses
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Translations of “cavalry”
in Spanish caballería…
in Vietnamese kỵ binh…
in Malaysian askar berkuda…
in Thai ทหารม้า…
in French cavalerie…
in German die Kavallerie…
in Chinese (Simplified) 机械化部队,装甲部队, (尤指旧时的)骑兵…
in Indonesian kavaleri…
in Chinese (Traditional) 機械化部隊,裝甲部隊, (尤指舊時的)騎兵…
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