Uhlan meaning

o͝o'län', yo͝o'lən
One of a body of horse cavalry that formed part of the Polish, German, Austrian, and Russian armies.
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A mounted lancer or a cavalryman in Poland, Prussia, etc.
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(historical) A lancer, a soldier armed with a lance in a former light cavalry unit of the Polish, Prussian/German, Austrian, and Russian armies.
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Origin of uhlan

  • German from Polish ulan from Turkish oğlan youth from oğul son
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French uhlan, from German Uhlan, from Polish uÅ‚an, from Turkish oÄŸlan.
    From Wiktionary