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

  Dragoon \Dra*goon"\ (dr[.a]*g[=oo]n"), n. [F. dragon dragon,
     dragoon, fr. L. draco dragon, also, a cohort's standard (with
     a dragon on it). The name was given from the sense standard.
     See Dragon.]
     1. ((Mil.) Formerly, a soldier who was taught and armed to
        serve either on horseback or on foot; now, a mounted
        soldier; a cavalry man.
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     2. A variety of pigeon. --Clarke.
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     Dragoon bird (Zool.), the umbrella bird.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dragoon \Dra*goon"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dragooned; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Dragooning.]
     1. To harass or reduce to subjection by dragoons; to
        persecute by abandoning a place to the rage of soldiers.
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     2. To compel submission by violent measures; to harass; to
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              The colonies may be influenced to anything, but they
              can be dragooned to nothing.          --Price.
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              Lewis the Fourteenth is justly censured for trying
              to dragoon his subjects to heaven.    --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a member of a European military unit formerly composed of
           heavily armed cavalrymen
      v 1: compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They
           sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone" [syn:
           dragoon, sandbag, railroad]
      2: subjugate by imposing troops

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "dragoon":
     blackjack, bludgeon, bluster, bluster out of, browbeat, bulldoze,
     bully, bullyrag, cavalryman, coerce, cossack, cow, cuirassier,
     demoralize, harass, heavy dragoon, hector, hijack, huff, hussar,
     intimidate, lance, lancer, ruffle, shanghai, spahi, steamroller,
     strong-arm, systematically terrorize, terrorize, threaten, trooper,
     uhlan, use violence

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A distributed, concurrent, object-oriented
     Ada-based language developed in the Esprit DRAGON
     project by Colin Atkinson at Imperial College in 1989 (Now
     at University of Houston, Clear Lake).  DRAGOON supports
     object-oriented programming for embeddable systems and is
     presently implemented as an Ada preprocessor.
     ["Object-Oriented Reuse, Concurrency and Distribution: An
     Ada-Based Approach", C. Atkinson, A-W 1991, ISBN

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  DRAGOON, n.  A soldier who combines dash and steadiness in so equal
  measure that he makes his advances on foot and his retreats on

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