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Topic: ARMY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Italian
Origin: cavalleria, from cavaliere; CAVALIER

cavalry

noun
     
cav‧al‧ry [plural,uncountable]
1PMA the part of an army that fights on horses, especially in the past:
The Black Prince led a cavalry charge against them.
2PMA the part of a modern army that uses tanks
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