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 for Cavalry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cavalry \Cav"al*ry\, n. [F. cavalerie, fr. It. cavalleria. See
     Cavalier, and cf. chivalry.] (Mil.)
     That part of military force which serves on horseback.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: Heavy cavalry and light cavalry are so
           distinguished by the character of their armament, and
           by the size of the men and horses.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: troops trained to fight on horseback; "500 horse led the
           attack" [syn: cavalry, horse cavalry, horse]
      2: a highly mobile army unit

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