Dragoon definition

drə-go͝on, dră-
A member of a European military unit trained and armed to fight mounted or on foot.
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To subjugate or persecute by the imposition of troops.
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To compel by violent measures or threats; coerce.
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A member of a Canadian armored cavalry regiment.
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A mounted soldier armed with a short musket (called a dragon), capable of fighting on horseback or on foot.
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A heavily armed cavalryman.
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(historical) To use dragoons to harass or persecute (someone)
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To force (someone) into doing something; coerce.
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(military) A horse soldier; a cavalryman, who uses a horse for mobility, but fights dismounted.
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A carrier of a dragon musket.
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A variety of pigeon.

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To force someone into doing something; to coerce.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dragoon
Plural:
dragoons

Origin of dragoon

  • French dragon carbine, dragoon from Old French dragon dragon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary