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dragoon in Army topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdragoondra‧goon1 /drəˈɡuːn/ noun [countable]  PMASHa soldier in past times who rode a horse and carried a gun and sword
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dragoonEighty of 400 dragoons were brought down and the rest fled.The Jacobites, with 800 horse and 6300 infantry, easily outnumbered Argyll's 960 dragoons and 2200 foot soldiers.He knew about horses from his years as a dragoon.When the alarm was raised, three companies of dragoons were sent in pursuit.