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cavalry

Pronunciation: /ˈkævəlri/

Translation of cavalry in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • caballería (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [charge/officer/unit] de caballería
    Example sentences
    • His army's main power was based on his cavalry - horse borne soldiers.
    • William's plan was to use the archers first to send their arrows into the English ranks, followed by the infantry in hand-to-hand combat and to finally advance with the cavalry who had the height and power of being on horseback.
    • In previous wars, horsed cavalry had performed such a role, but cavalry were generally of little use in the trenches of the Western Front.
    Example sentences
    • How much force structure (in armored cavalry squadrons and regiments) do we have dedicated to reconnaissance and surveillance?
    • Several armored cavalry regiments (brigade equivalents) could be kept as independent units.
    • A regimental cavalry troop has two tank platoons, two scout platoons, and a heavy mortar section.

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