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Dragoon
also called Dragoons and has one more synonym

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  1. a soldier intended primarily to fight on foot but trained also in horse riding and cavalry combat, especially during the late 17th and early 18th centuries when dragoon regiments were established in most European armies

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 13, 2008
  2. During the later 18th century and the Napoleonic Wars the majority of such units evolved into conventional medium and sometimes light cavalry

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  3. type of soldiers whose name was originally derived from "Dragon"

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  4. The word "dragoon" is derived from the French Army designation dragon which itself was originally the name of a type of firearm (whose name means dragon) carried by French dragoons

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 13, 2008
  5. In French and Spanish there is no distinction between the words dragoon and dragon

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