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  • (military) horse soldier; cavalryman
  • to force someone into doing something; to coerce
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



DRAGOON, n. A soldier who combines dash and steadiness in so equal
measure that he makes his advances on foot and his retreats on
horseback.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue



Dra*goon" (dr&adot;*g&oomac;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.

2. A variety of pigeon. Clarke.

Dragoon bird(Zoöl.), the umbrella bird.

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.

2. To compel submission by violent measures; to harass; to persecute.

The colonies may be influenced to anything, but they can be dragooned to nothing.
Price.

Lewis the Fourteenth is justly censured for trying to dragoon his subjects to heaven.
Macaulay.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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