A soldier who combines dash and steadiness in so equal measure that he makes his advances on foot and his retreats on horseback.
Formerly, a soldier who was taught and armed to serve either on horseback or on foot; now, a mounted soldier; a cavalry man.
To harass or reduce to subjection by dragoons; to persecute by abandoning a place to the rage of soldiers.
To compel submission by violent measures; to harass; to persecute.
A soldier of the U.S. Army between 1833-1861 that was trained to fight on horseback and dismounted like Infantry
compel by coercion, threats, or crude means; "They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone"
a mounted infantry-man, that is, a soldier who uses the horse for transportation to the battle field, or for mobility on the battlefield, but who dismounts to fight
Cavalry, mounted infantry, horse artillery.
force (V); armed soldier (N)
soldier who travelled on horseback but fought on foot
Dragoon is the traditional name for a soldier trained to fight on foot but transport himself on horseback, in use especially during the 17th and early 18th centuries.