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beau sabreur

Pronunciation: /ˌbəʊ saˈbrəː/
Pronunciation: /bo sɑbʀœʀ/

noun (plural beaux sabreurs pronounced same)

A dashing adventurer.
Example sentences
  • An inspirational Virginian cavalry leader and beau sabreur of the American civil war, Stuart served in the pre-war US cavalry and, like his mentor Lee, resigned to join the Confederate States Army when Virginia seceded.
  • General Pepe, ‘Calabrian Liberal and beau sabreur of the school of Murat’, who had joined the Carbonari and led the Neapolitan rising of 1820, led volunteers north to fight the Austrians.
  • Stuart, the close friend of General Jackson and dashing beau sabreur of the Confederacy, is considered one of the great cavalry commanders of the Civil War.


French, 'handsome swordsman', originally a sobriquet of Joachim Murat (1767–1815), French cavalry officer and brother-in-law of Napoleon.

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