Meaning of “dragoon” in the English Dictionary

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"dragoon" in British English

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dragoonnoun [ C ]

uk /drəˈɡuːn/ us /drəˈɡuːn/

Examples from literature

  • In front of the dragoons were two loaded cannon, and by them grimly stood soldiers with burning fuse. 
  • The other dragoon, a strong, muscular man, had in the mean while laid hands on him. 
  • Their leader stood fast, supported by three men, two of whom were dragoons, the third in dress and appearance a countryman, all well armed. 
  • They had reached the outskirts of the village, where the dragoons had built their barricade. 
  • Without opposing the departure of the carriages, the municipal authorities, whose suspicions had been in some measure aroused by the presence of the troops, ordered the dragoons not to quit the town, and they obeyed these orders. 

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

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